14
Apr
2016

Nell is cutting her hair off

Making A Difference

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Big thanks to young fundraiser Eleanor (Nell), who raised close to $2000 in support of Bowel Cancer Australia through her big "hair chop" to help others!
 
"For a long time I have wanted to shave my hair off. And then I thought I could donate my hair to make wigs for people who have cancer, and maybe raise money too. My Aunty Georgina’s best friend Leisa, died from bowel cancer just before Christmas in 2015. All the kids were happy because it was Christmas time, but Gina was really, really sad. Leisa also has a little daughter who is only seven years old. That’s not much younger than me. Mum wasn’t so sure that shaving all my hair off was a great idea. She was a bit worried I wouldn't like my new look! So after a lot of discussion, we decided I could cut my hair really, really short and still donate it to make a wig. By becoming an Every Day Hero, I am hoping to also raise some money for Bowel Cancer Australia. I would be very sad if this happened to someone I love, and I feel sad for Leisa and her family and friends. She was only 47."
 
Congratulations Nell on such a courageous and selfless act of kindness, making a real difference by Supporting Bowel Cancer Australia to to save lives and to improve the health and wellbeing of people living with bowel cancer.
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