MULLALOO resident Natasha Dickson will lop off her locks this month to be made into wigs for people who have lost their hair due to medical conditions.
The ECU Joondalup pre-service teacher said she would cut off more than 35cm on March 17 to donate to Variety the Children’s Charity and was also raising funds to |cover the cost of making each wig.
“Anyone who knows me will know that I’ve always had long hair, which I love greatly,” she said. “As sad as I am to part with my hair I have decided that I should share the joy with others who have unfortunately lost theirs.
“Variety also runs a program where people can apply for a free wig, so to go along with my hair donation I’m trying to raise some money for Variety.
“While my physical hair donation goes a long way, the completed wigs cost around $6000.
“Luckily for me my hair will continue to grow after the donation and hopefully be long enough to cut and donate again in the future.
“For someone else this |donation can create hope and confidence needed while they are facing tough times.
“Losing your hair can have profound psychological |effects, particularly through childhood and adolescence.”