Perth College students to get the chop for Little Princess Trust


Clockwise from bottom left : Claire Preston, Hannah Porter and Ellen Gamble. Picture: Bruce Hunt d482843
Clockwise from bottom left : Claire Preston, Hannah Porter and Ellen Gamble. Picture: Bruce Hunt d482843

PERTH College student Ellen Gamble said it was not difficult to find 25 volunteers to cut up to 35cm off their flowing locks for a good cause.

On Friday , Ellen and her peers will lop off chunks of hair and donate it to the Little Princess Trust, which provides free wigs made of real hair to people up to 24 years old who have lost their own hair to illness.

They will also be collecting monetary donations.

“Giving something physical from ourselves makes the donation much more personal, as we know our actual hair will benefit another, on top of the monetary donations which will help make and purchase more wigs,” Ellen said.

“A lot of people didn’t have hair that was long enough to reach the minimum donation of 20cm, however we were so happy that 25 girls were willing and able to donate.”

Ellen said she had mixed feeling about cutting her hair, having never cut so much off at one time before.

“Since I was little I always wanted beautiful long hair so I’ve just been growing it out with the occasional trim, which is the same for a lot of girls who are participating,” she said.

“I’m a little bit nervous, but I’m mostly just excited.

“I’m not entirely sure what new style I will have when it is short– I guess I’ll see what it looks like in the end and go with the flow.”

To donate, go to www.justgiving.com/fundraising/perthcollege2018haircut.

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