Charli up for Greatest Shave
SIX-YEAR-OLD Charli Harrison may be small but she is doing a big thing – shaving her blonde, lengthy hair for the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave.
The Tannum Sands State Primary School Year 1 student got her hair shaved for free at Kreative Kidz Kuts, Tannum Sands, on Friday afternoon.
Charli’s mother Fiona said Charli held the cause close to her heart.
“Her (15-year-old) cousin (Josh who lives) in Brisbane had been diagnosed with leukaemia,’” she said.
“She basically said to me ‘Mummy I want to shave my head to raise money to help Josh’.”
When Fiona suggested a more subtle approach, such as colouring, Charli refused.
Fiona said Charli told her “Josh didn’t get to colour his (hair), it just fell out”.
Despite her young age, Charli displays maturity beyond her years – and Fiona could not be prouder.
“She has a very mature outlook for such a young girl,” she said.
But for Fiona, there will be another bright side – her daily grooming routine will be reduced.
“The best bit is I won’t have to wash or brush her hair anymore,” she said.
“That’s the bit I’m looking forward to.”
Tannum Sands State Primary School also held a hair-colouring day last week to help raise money for the cause.
If you would like to take part in the cause like little Charli, visit the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave website at www.worldsgreatestshave.com.