SNIP, snip and Jessica Bakaniosis is transformed – and all in a good cause.
The preppie from Moorooduc Primary was so touched by a recent Camp Quality fundraiser to help children with cancer that she decided to take action.
Hearing how wigs are used to hide the effects of chemotherapy on young sufferers, she asked her mum, Bianca, if she could donate her long, blonde ponytail to make one (‘Hair’s looking at you, kid’, The News, 13/5/14).
On Friday she had her wish fulfilled by hairdresser Kellie Tredwell–Noonan at the Dirty Little Secrets salon in Hastings. Now, her lustrous locks will be donated to a wigmaker in the city – and a little cancer sufferer will benefit.
Thinking she was “a bit like Rapunzel” Jessica, 5, proudly showed off her new look to our photographer, Yanni.
Bianca said Jessica’s efforts through her registered charity had raised more than $1200 for the Cancer Council.
A morning tea will be held at the Hastings Community Centre on Monday 16 June with money raised going to this worthy cause.