CLUNES' Sienna McLure can hardly wait to get the chop.
Sienna has been wanting to cut her hair for three years ever since her 'do went too short but now it is too long and time to find a happy shoulder-length medium. The lengthy tresses, measuring 45.5 centimetres from an elastic in a low ponytail, are just right though for Sienna's goal - she wants to donate her hair to be made into a wig for a child who has lost their hair with illness.
Having gone to such lengths, Sienna wanted make this chop really count. So, Sienna also set a $1000 fundraising target for palliative care charity Shannon's Bridge.
"I just wanted to donate my hair because it's been getting really out of hand," Sienna said.
"We had been looking for a fundraiser close to home. I overheard Mum, who works in aged care, talking about Shannon's Bridge and asked her about it."
Shannon's Bridge is the legacy of Shannon McKnight, who died four years ago aged 19 with leukaemia. Shannon's wish was to be cared for and to die in her Mount Glasgow home despite limited palliative care in her region.
Sienna's nan died nine years ago with cancer and Sienna has been told her nanny had wished the same as Shannon but this was not possible.
Determined to make a difference, Sienna has met with the charity and her school principal to launch a purple day (purple was Shannon's favourite colour) for Clunes Primary School when she cuts her hair at the end of term.
Sienna said some of the boys were acting not keen to wear purple but she knows they would do it on the day.
You can donate to Sienna's fundraiser via Shannon's Bridge, her school or the coin tins she has left in businesses about Creswick and Clunes to help raise awareness.
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