Bonnie Searle and Emelie Orrell among crazy socks at Nambour State College with funds raised going to Elki Guymer's family.
Bonnie Searle and Emelie Orrell among crazy socks at Nambour State College with funds raised going to Elki Guymer's family. Facebook

Two teens: hair to make a difference

MEET two teenagers with beautiful long hair they're prepared to sacrifice for a more beautiful goal.

Bonnie Searle and Emelie Orrell. 17, have decided they're going to shave off their long locks to raise funds for a very sick little girl.

Four-year-old Elki Guymer was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia in January 2016.

The past year has been a rush to and from hospital for Elki and her parents, Lisa and Jevron.

Only five days ago her family posted on her Gofundme page, Elki's Journey, that she was on the road to Brisbane again for more chemotherapy.

 

Elki Guymer cuddles a teddy during treatment.
Elki Guymer cuddles a teddy during treatment. Contributed

Bonnie and Emelie, who graduated from Noosa State College last year, had already decided in Year 10 they wanted to make a difference in someone's life.

They then went looking around for a worthy cause. And they found Elki.

"We followed their story for awhile and it touched our hearts," Bonnie said.

"We messaged the family and said we wanted to shave our heads for them and for Elki."

And then they began growing their hair to make it worthwhile.

 

Bonnie Searle (left) and Emelie Orrell are shaving their hair for the World's Greatest Shave.
Bonnie Searle (left) and Emelie Orrell are shaving their hair for the World's Greatest Shave. Facebook - Bonnie Searle

Already they have been organising little fundraisers along the way including a "crazy sock day" at their former school on February 23.

Elki posted a video in her own crazy socks to say thanks after more than $1000 was raised.

Bonnie and Emelie have now set their sights on making a big difference and aim to raise $5000 when they join in the World's Greatest Shave for Elki on March 17.

The shave will be happening in assembly at Nambour State College.

Anyone who would like to help them achieve this target and help Elki and her family can make donations to a bank account set up for the cause The BSB: 124090; Account number: 22499077; Account name: Emelie Orrell or visit their Facebook page, Em&Bon - World's Greatest Shave.



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