SEVEN years ago, Toni Aver cut her hair off with a chef’s knife in a kitchen hoping to donate the locks.
Not knowing what to do with it, or how to go about it – she never got around to donating it.
But tomorrow, she’s taking the chop and donating it to Beautiful Lengths, a campaign which turns real hair into wigs for women suffering the side effects of cancer treatment.
“What good does my hair do sitting on a hairdresser’s floor, when it could go to someone who needs it,” Ms Aver said.
The massage therapist from Allendale will have 30 to 40 centimetres cut off her hair, so it sits just above her shoulders.
“I know a few people who have had cancer and had the treatment but didn’t lose their hair, and I know people who have had cancer who were too old or too sick for treatment,” she said.
“Lots of people out there are suffering and this is something I can do to help.”
Although it is something Ms Aver had thought of doing for a long time, she only looked it up for the first time about three weeks ago.
“I didn’t want it to be like last time – where I had my hair cut and not know what to do with it,” she said.
“It’s probably still in a bag in a cupboard somewhere.”
Ms Aver will be getting her cut by Chris NG at Kuristousa Unisex Studio in Daylesford.
She said if she does it again in another seven years, she might try and co-ordinate the cut with Shave for a cure fundraiser.