Sienna McLure put on a brave face this week as her hair was chopped for charity in front of fellow classmates at Clunes Primary School, but it was all for a good cause as she smashed her fundraising goal out of the park.
Originally setting a goal of $1000, the 11-year-old well and truly beat that total, collecting $4555 for her chosen charity, local palliative care support foundation Shannon’s Bridge.
On top of this Sienna’s long locks, which she’d been growing out for three years, were chopped on Monday to be donated to children’s charity Variety to be made into a wig for those who have lost their hair due to illness.
Due to undergo the cut today, the date was moved forward to Monday as Victorian schools closed on Tuesday due to COVID-19 measures, and Sienna said she was nervous for the first snip which was done by Clunes Family Hairdressing’s Veronica Moschetti.
“It was pretty good, I was very nervous to get it cut, I didn’t want to hear the chops,” she said.
“When it was all cut off I got to take it around the school, and we had to do social distancing out- side for everyone to watch it get cut off.”
For more on this story see Page 8 of The Advertiser, Friday, March 27