Fiona's hair-raising effort for charity

SAY GOODBYE: Wagga's Fiona Bennett is getting ready to done her hair to charity. Pictures: Les Smith.
SAY GOODBYE: Wagga's Fiona Bennett is getting ready to done her hair to charity. Pictures: Les Smith.

Fiona Bennett has been growing her hair for the past two years, but is about to get a substantial chop.

Ms Bennett has been working on getting her hair long enough to donate to charity, so on November 25 a weighty 35.5 centimetres will be cut from its length.

She is not only donating her hair, but also raising money for the Variety charity, which runs the Hair with Heart program to make wigs for children that have lost their hair due to a medical condition such as alopecia or cancer.

Ms Bennett, who works for the Department of Primary Industries at Wagga, said wigs can cost up to $6000 and be outgrown in as little as a year or two.

“Two years ago, a friend of mine did a sponsored shave, which I thought was a great idea,” she said. “Then I found out my friend donated her hair as well, and I decided it was something I wanted to do too.”

To help Ms Bennett reach her goal of $1500, visit her fundraising page.

BIG CHOP: Fiona will be having 35.5cm of hair cut off to be donated and made into wigs for children with medical conditions.

BIG CHOP: Fiona will be having 35.5cm of hair cut off to be donated and made into wigs for children with medical conditions.