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09 Sep 2016
On Thursday 8 September, about 28 students volunteered to have their hair chopped and donated to Sustainable Salons and Variety Children’s Charity, both non-profit organisations dedicated to providing wigs for cancer and alopecia sufferers.
Organised for the second year running by Miranda of Year 12, about 100 pony tails, 20cm in length were donated for the making of wigs. Miranda was prompted to spearhead the initiative in 2015 after witnessing her aunty lose hair due to cancer treatment.
“I know a lot of women struggle with being bald,” she said. “I thought it’s something that is easy to do, it’s free, and it’s a resource that anyone can donate.”
Sustainable Salons cofounder Paul Frasca and a team of hairdressers from TAFE volunteered their haircutting expertise on the day. The event ran with a concurrent bake sale with funds going to Cancer Council.
Christine Nixon spoke to Wenona girls about the lessons she learned in her 40 years’ experience in the police and public sector.
Sophie of Year 10 gathered a team to busk on the steps of the amphitheatre to raise funds for Mission Australia.
“Approximately two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer at least once in our lives,” says Emma of Year 11.