MARCH 27 will be a significant date for Georgia Herne.
The nine-year-old will have her first major haircut and it will all be in aid of the NSW Cancer Council.
She lost her grandmother and a close family friend to cancer so sees it as her way of doing something to support the organisation.
“It will be the first time I’ve ever had short hair,” she said.
“I’ve had trims over the years but never had a real haircut.”
Her hair won’t be going to waste, it will be donated to the Cancer Council wigmakers in Sydney and they will fashion a wig for a woman who has undergone chemotherapy due to breast cancer.
“We only have to donate 20 centimetres of hair, but Georgia’s hair is so long, she will be donating 30 to 40 centimetres,” her mother Sally said.
“Rather than just having her hair fall onto the salon floor, we thought we could donate it to the Cancer Council and they could put it to good use.”
Georgia plans to lose her hair in front of all her friends at Nowra Anglican College, where she is a Year 4 student.
How does she feel about losing her lovely locks?
“I’ve had long hair for a long time, so won’t really miss it,” she said.
“I think my dad will be more upset than me.”
She hopes to raise $500 for her efforts.
Georgia is also seeking sponsors to raise some money for the Cancer Council and if you would like to pledge support visit http://nsw.cancercouncilfundraising.org.au/DYT13georgiesbigcut