BULL Creek youngster Livinia Chinnery has used a family tragedy as inspiration to raise money for the Kids with Cancer Foundation.
After seeing a photo of her grandmother Karen Chinnery with a brown wig instead of the family’s usual red locks, the 12-year-old set about making a difference.
Livinia’s mother Kelly Chinnery said although the youngster never met her grandmother she was spurred on to raise money.
“Livinia was upset that there wasn’t a red wig for her grandmother, who was going through breast cancer at the time,” she said.
“She was beginning to grow her hair and then she thought about the idea to raise money.”
The hair came off on December 9 and the family mailed it to Variety, so the organisation could make wigs.
Mrs Chinnery said a post on Facebook then allowed her to raise money, with more than $700 rolling in.
“Livinia could not believe how much was being donated, every time she checked, her face would beam,” she said.
“She’s so proud she can help other kids.”
People looking to donate can visit www.kidswithcancer.org.au/paypal.