Brazill’s chop for charity

Ashleigh Brazill lost her trademark dreadlocks but raised $6000 for Youth Focus in the process. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d421251
Ashleigh Brazill lost her trademark dreadlocks but raised $6000 for Youth Focus in the process. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d421251

The West Coast Fever vice-captain is sporting a new short hairdo after staff at Maurice Meade in Subiaco cut her dreadlocks last Thursday to raise money for Youth Focus.

Brazill, of Subiaco, will this week hand over $6000 to the charity that supports young West Australians dealing with thoughts of suicide or depression, anxiety and self-harm.

She said her initial goal was $1000, but she achieved that in two days so the target kept increasing.

‘I was shocked, I didn’t think I’d raise that much,’ Brazill said.

‘I’ve loved all the messages of support, especially the poems.

‘I’m happy with the exposure it got so kids know Youth Focus is there for them.’

Youth Focus chief executive Jenny Allen said the not-for-profit organisation relied on the generosity of West Australians to provide free services.

‘We are so lucky to have Ashleigh’s and the West Coast Fever’s support,’ Allen said.

‘Ash is an incredible role model for young women in WA and we thank her for taking the brave step of chopping off her trademark dreadlocks in order to raise money for Youth Focus.’