WANNEROO 13-year-old Chloe Elbe is shedding her long locks to raise money for people with alopecia areata.
The Wanneroo Secondary College student knows two younger children with the auto-immune disease, which causes hair loss, and decided she wanted to support the cause.
Chloe and her mother Chantelle Pendleton have organised a fundraiser at Four Hair and Beauty this Saturday afternoon, featuring a sausage sizzle, cake stall, raffle, face painting, coloured hair spray and extensions, hair braiding and nail polish application. The salon has donated use of its facility, products and services.
All money raised will be donated to the Australia Alopecia Areata Foundation and Chloe will cut off at least 30cm of her hair for the foundation’s Wigs for Kids program.
Ms Pendleton said she was “extremely proud” of her daughter’s initiative. “She’s a caring, compassionate, loving kid who has a heart of gold and will help anyone in any way possible,” she said.
“There is no cure for alopecia so by supporting Chloe on the day and by donating, all proceeds go directly to the Foundation which will hopefully find a cure one day for this condition.”
The fundraiser will run from 2 to 4pm on Saturday at shop 3, 981 Wanneroo Road, Wanneroo.
People can also donate at tinyurl.com/jac6aj7.