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Cutting Hair for Charity Wigs

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Week 9,
Term Two, 2016

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My name is Ayla and I am in Year 3. Two weekends ago, I cut 30cm of my hair to donate to the Variety’s Princess Charlotte Alopecia Programme that turns donated hair into wigs for children with alopecia.

Alopecia is an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss that doesn’t grow back. Currently, there is no known cure. Recently, I met a doctor who treats children with alopecia, I told her why I cut my hair and she said that these children will be so excited and happy to receive a wig donation. This made me feel that even though it was a lot of hair to cut and my new hair felt different and strange it was worth it to help someone in need. It takes 10 ponytails to make one wig so we need nine others! If any Somerset students are interested and willing to donate their hair please visit www.variety.org.au/nsw/get-involved/donateyourhair for information on how to cut your hair and where to send it.

If you do decide to donate your hair, please email my Year 3 teacher, Mrs Grigg, as I would love to know!

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