Corowa’s Megan Doherty in enjoying her shorter hairstyle after lopping her locks for a good cause at the weekend.
The 18-year-old’s hair was about 90 centimetres before she visited Corowa’s Cutting Edge Hairdressing on Saturday morning where it was cut above her shoulders to raise money for Variety – the Children’s Charity.
“It feels different and will take a bit of getting used to,” Megan told the Free Press.
“It’s just a bit too short to put into a ponytail at the moment.”
Megan had hoped to raise $700 for the charity but has already more than doubled that figure for her good deed.
“My 16-year-old sister has an intellectual disability and the money raised goes to Australian kids who have illnesses or disabilities,” she said.
Her long tresses were plaited before being cut off to donate to Variety’s ‘Hair with Heart’ where her hair will be made into a wig for someone who had lost their hair due to a medical condition such as cancer or alopecia.
“Wigs cost families up to $6000, lasting one to two years, meaning families can spend tens of thousands of dollars on the purchase of wigs throughout a child’s youth,” Megan said.
Megan had some friends say they were against her cutting her long hair but when she told them it was for a charity, they got on board very quick.
The teenager approached businesses in Corowa to donate prizes for a raffle that was drawn at the hairdressers when she had her hair cut.
The businesses supporting Megan’s raffle with donated prizes included Perfection, Corowa Computers and Outdoors, Corowa Massage Therapy, Origin Clothing, Border Natural Therapies, Meat on the Murray, ENVE, The Civic Cafe, Sandy’s, In Touch Nails, Alliance Pharmacy, A & K Auto Spares, Green Bean Cafe, PharmaSave Corowa Pharmacy and Lavish Hair.
People can still donate on Megan’s online fundraising page by visiting https://hairwithheart.everydayhero.com/au/megan-s-hair-fundraising