Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Locks Go a Long Way; Warwick Schoolgirl Vows to Donate Hair for Patients

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Locks Go a Long Way; Warwick Schoolgirl Vows to Donate Hair for Patients

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Byline: Sophie Lester

WHEN she turned eight years old this week, Tilly Betts didn't ask for dolls, or a new bike, or an iPad.

What she wanted was a haircut, so she could donate her beautiful locks to kids battling cancer.

The Glennie Heights State School student said she had the idea for the donation for some time.

"I'm not really scared to do it, I just want to be able to help the sick people," she said.

"I don't know anyone else who's cut their hair but I did see a little boy on TV a few months ago who had long hair and he got to donate his hair.

"I haven't really told anyone at school about it, not even my best friend Charlotte."

Mum Christie Bloomfield said Tilly was excited to donate her long locks.

She said she was surprised by her daughter's generosity.

"Tilly is very keen to give her hair away to charity," Ms Bloomfield said. …

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