Getting a haircut for the first time is a big deal for anyone.
Getting you hair cut for charity is an even bigger deal, but that is exactly what kind-hearted Angle Vale youngster Hailey Paterson intends to do on December 23.
Seven-year-old Hailey’s first haircut will be a big event in itself, doubly so as she plans to donate it to Hair With Heart, a derivative of the Variety Children’s Charity.
In Year 2 at Trinity College Gawler River next year, Hailey, who is almost eight, is feeling excited about her impending haircut.
“She’s a little nervous too as she has never had a hair cut,” mum, Kelly Paterson said.
“She giggled as she said she’d better not move when they cut it.”
Currently past her waist, Hailey is committed to chopping off between 45-50 centimetres of her hair, with hairdressing services donated by Rhegan Clegget.
“Hailey sits on her hair it’s so long,” Kelly said.
“We have to wrap the hair ties around six times to hold it.
Hailey was inspired to donate her hair after watching her mum do a similar act a few years ago, and actually wanted to donate when she was just five years old.
“It made Hailey sad that there are kids who have lost their hair,” Kelly explained.
Hailey’s dad, Shannon, and two older brothers Daniel and Michael, as well as friends and family are right behind Hailey’s cause, hoping to raise $2000.
“Hailey’s friends love playing with her hair, they’ll miss that,” Kelly said.
“People always comment on her hair and she proudly tells everyone with a big smile she’s donating it.
“We thank everyone for their generous support.”
If you would like to support Hailey visit the link
The link will remain open for the next few months.
What an inspiring young lady you are Hailey.