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Hair cut for a cause

A BRAVE decision by Maddi Campbell will make a difference to the lives of sick children across Australia.

The Leongatha Primary School student shaved her head at a school assembly on Friday to raise money for Kids with Cancer.

The nine year old raised a whopping $5058 for the foundation through fundraising initiatives over the past three months.

“I wanted to help put a smile on kids’ faces and raise money for Kids with Cancer at the Royal Children’s Hospital. I also decided to sell my hair to a wigmaker and the money raised from that will also go to donations,” she said.

“I have only had my hair cut twice in my life so it is a big change; it was really long.”

Maddi raised money on a GoFundMe page, a lolly jar competition and the sales of hair feathers to students across the school and in the community.

Her family also donation tins and boxes at businesses around Leongatha, which managed to raise $1770. Another $3280 was raised through the online campaign.

Maddi’s teacher Claire Hutchinson said the young student has always been thoughtful and selfless within in the school.

“Maddi is kind, caring and generous in everything she does,” Ms Hutchinson said in front of the school at assembly.

“Maddi suggested the idea to her parents almost a year ago and has committed to fundraising for the past three months.”

Leah Grist from Inspiration Hair Design Leongatha divided Maddi’s hair into 15 ponytails which will be sent to a wigmaker. Friends, teachers and siblings each took a turn in cutting her long locks in front of the school.

Brave shave: Leongatha Primary School’s Maddi Campbell raised more than $5000 for the Royal Children’s Hospital when she shaved her head on Friday.

Brave shave: Leongatha Primary School’s Maddi Campbell raised more than $5000 for the Royal Children’s Hospital when she shaved her head on Friday.

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