Two Wyndham girls are hair to show they care about others.
Eight-year-old Myaah and 14-year-old Aleena have taken part in the World’s Greatest Shave, raising thousands of dollars for the Leukaemia Foundation in the process.
Myaah, a grade 3 pupil at Cambridge Primary School in Hoppers Crossing, had her long plaits cut off in front of hundreds of pupils and teachers last Thursday.
Straight afterwards, the school watched on as Myaah’s head was shaved.
Her proud family, including her mother, father, aunts, uncles and grandfather, attended the event.
Myaah, who has raised more than $2400 for the Leukaemia Foundation, said she decided to participate in the World’s Greatest Shave after she saw it advertised on television.
“I wanted to care about people and their lives,” Myaah said.
Aleena, who lives in Truganina, said she had been growing her hair long for the past six years.
She decided to cut off her hair and donate it to a Leukaemia Foundation program that makes wigs for people going through chemotherapy.
Aleena said that she had raised nearly $2400 for the Leukaemia Foundation.
“I was happy that I was able to do something to bring a smile in someone’s face with my passion and enthusiasm,” she said.