Abbey donates hair to Variety charity

Holly ThompsonManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Abbey Hall, 14, is cutting her hair for Variety.
Camera IconAbbey Hall, 14, is cutting her hair for Variety. Credit: Picture: Holly Thompson, Holly Thompson.

A Manjimup teenager has made the decision to cut her hair, to raise money for charity and provide a wig to someone in need.

Abbey Hall, 14, decided to cut her hair shorter for the first time four months ago and will be donating about 40cm to the Variety charity.

“I’ve had long hair for quite a while and I wanted to cut it off so I decided if I was going to cut my hair I wanted to donate it to be turned into a wig,” she said. “I have a younger cousin who has cerebral palsy and the charity Variety has helped her and other kids like that so I decided I wanted to give my hair to them.”

So far she has raised about $3400 and is aiming to get to $5000 before she cuts it at the Cherry Harmony Festival on December 8.

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“Lots of people will be there so hopefully I can raise more money on the day,” Abbey said.

Three to four people are needed to make one wig which will last about two or three years costing up to $6000 each.

Abbey’s mother said this was one big reason donating hair to charity was so important.

Empire House of Hair, two beauticians and Celebrations in town have boxes in store for donations, and there is also a link online at hairwithheart.everydayhero. com/au/abbey-s-hair-to-help-1.

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