Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Teens to Shave the Day; Ella & Emily Raised $2100 for Charity

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Teens to Shave the Day; Ella & Emily Raised $2100 for Charity

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Byline: Eliza Wheeler frasercoastchronicle.com.au

THE last time Emily Hon Fay and Ella Barthelot had short hair, they were about eight years old.

Now in their teens and with hair down to their tummies, the Hervey Bay friends have decided to shave their heads for charity, and donate their hair to be made into wigs for people with cancer.

Emily, 14, said she had wanted to shave her head for a while, and decided it was a good way to raise money to help people living with cancer through World's Greatest Shave.

"One of my friends said I couldn't do it, which made me even more determined," Emily said.

Ella, 15, said she had been inspired to shave her head after seeing one of her former teachers take part in the charity event, but added she needed a little extra motivation.

"I said [to Emily] if you do it, I'll do it and now we actually are," Ella said.

"I figured, my hair's been a big part of who I am, so it would be the same for people with cancer, who don't get a choice but to lose their hair. …

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