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Lollies and locks to benefit hospital

MADDI Campbell has a stash of beanies and headbands at the ready.

The Leongatha girl will certainly need them when she has her head shaved on Friday, June 24 – in the middle of a chilly South Gippsland winter.

The nine year old is aiming to raise $3000 for the Royal Children’s Hospital Children’s Cancer Centre.

She established an online fundraising website, been selling hair extensions, distributed collection tins and is running a guess the number of lollies in the jar competition.

It’s enough to make any adult tired, let alone a child, but Maddi is embracing the challenge she has dubbed Maddi’s Big Shave.

“I think it will just put a smile on kids’ faces,” she said.

Maddi was inspired after one of her friends shaved her head in March 2015, and Maddi’s parents Amanda and Garth Campbell supported the daughter’s desire to help sick children.

The shaving experience will be a change of life for Maddie, given her hair is now reaching to the top of her legs and touches the ground when she is sitting.

She has only had two small trims in nine years.

Leah Grist of Leongatha’s Inspiration Hair will shave Maddi’s hair at Leongatha Primary School, where Maddi is studying Grade 4.

Donation tins are now available in the Leongatha businesses: Leongatha Newsagency, Nagels Chemist

AW Smiths Gift Shop, Serafino’s Blue Lounge Pizzeria, Inspiration Hair, Lyrebird Cafe and The Star newspaper.

Donations can also be made online at everydayhero.com and search ‘Maddi’s Big Shave’. Don’t forget the apostrophe.

Maddi will sell her hair to a wig maker and add the money to her donations.

Ready to go bald: Leongatha’s Maddi Campbell will shave her head to raise money for the Royal Children’s Hospital Children’s Cancer Centre and as part of the fundraising, has initiated a competition to guess the number of lollies in the jar.

Ready to go bald: Leongatha’s Maddi Campbell will shave her head to raise money for the Royal Children’s Hospital Children’s Cancer Centre and as part of the fundraising, has initiated a competition to guess the number of lollies in the jar.

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