Medowie six year old donates hair to children in need

Olivia Berger from Medowie, with her fundraising chart.
Olivia Berger from Medowie, with her fundraising chart.


A LONG haired lass from Medowie is having the big chop, and it’s all for a very worthwhile cause.

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Olivia Berger, a six year old student from Wirreanda Public School, decided to donate her hair after a classmate in preschool donated his hair after the loss of his mum.

Ever since then, she has continued to grow her hair and has not stopped telling her Mum, Kelly that she is donating it one day.

Kelly Berger told News Of The Area, “I just thought she would forget about it and that would be the end of it.”

“But she is determined to do it, so after 18 months of growing her hair and asking me ‘Is it long enough yet?’, the time has come.”

When Olivia is asked why she wants to donate her long hair, her answer is simple, and beautiful.

She says, “I want every girl to be able to have hair like me and feel pretty.”

Olivia’s goal is to raise $750, and she has so far hit $200 of that target.

The charity group that Olivia will make her donation to is ‘Variety – the Children’s Charity’.

They have stated that wigs can cost families up to $6,000.

These wigs generally only last one to two years, meaning families can spend tens of thousands of dollars on the purchase of wigs throughout a child’s youth.

Donating to this foundation with Olivia can help to provide more wigs, and other vital equipment to a child in need.

You can donate at Olivia’s fundraising page by following this link:

Olivia hopes to have hit her fundraising goal by the end of February, ready for her big, brave haircut.

Well done Olivia for having the desire to do something so very special for Children in need.


By Rachael VAUGHAN

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