NADIA Day-Hakker has never had a haircut in her life, but that all changed for the 11-year-old on Monday when her metre-long plaits were lopped off for charity.
Nadia, in Year 6 at Assumption School, had her hair cut off as part of her crazy hair day fundraiser, raising money for Cancer for Kids.
Nadia said she wanted to cut her hair, which is now being donated to Wigs for Kids, because her family had been affected by cancer, and she wanted to do something to help.
“My great grandmother passed away from cancer, so I decided I was actually going to cut my hair to help the fundraiser.
“And my mum contacted the school to see if we could make it a school event.”
Having never had a haircut, Nadia was the first to admit it’s quite a change, but said she felt liberated to have short hair.
Given it normally takes half an hour to wash her hair, she said having short hair would be like a newfound freedom.
The crazy hair day raised $323.90 for the Cancer for Kids.