HAVING long hair is not necessary to feel beautiful, a Hocking teenager says as she prepares to shave her head.
Jade McManus (15) will hold a fundraising barbecue in Joondalup this weekend as part of her efforts to support the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave.
“I want to break beauty standards and show that I don’t need my hair to feel beautiful and be an inspiration to other young girls,” she said.
The Year 10 Prendiville Catholic College student said she wanted to be a role model, and donors had already helped raise more than $2300. “We were aiming to raise $1000 – we’ve smashed our target so far,” she said.
Jade said she upped the target to $3000 and wanted to raise as much money and awareness as possible before having her shave at home on March 18.
As well as the money, she will be donating the hair cut off – about 40cm – to the Royal Adelaide Hospital. “They are going to make it into a wig for a young girl with leukaemia,” she said.
Jade’s barbecue is at Officeworks in Joondalup on March 11. Or people can donate online via http://bit.ly/2mhcoi7.