Olivia Berger smashes fundraising goals for Hair for Heart

Olivia with her plaits, ready to be sent to Variety to make a wig.
Olivia with her plaits, ready to be sent to Variety to make a wig.


OLIVIA Berger’s impressive fundraising journey has wound up this week with a very special hair cut.

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The six year old Wirreanda Public School student chopped her locks after fundraising for the last few weeks to raise much needed funds for ‘Variety – the Children’s Charity.

Olivia was inspired to begin this journey to donate her hair after a classmate in preschool donated his hair after the loss of his mum.

Olivia set her original goal at $750, but quickly smashed that goal and came to a total donation of $2396.93 as it stood on the day of the big chop.

Variety have stated that wigs can cost families up to $6,000 and Olivia’s hair is sure to become part of a very beautiful wig for a special young person.

As the last plait was cut, Olivia shouted to the crowd of onlookers “I’m a new Liv” and how true is that statement, not only for her, but for the recipient of her beautiful hair.

They too will be a whole new person, hopefully feeling much more confident and happy, and all because of one little girl.

Olivia’s mother, Kelly Berger, told News Of The Area, “As a mother she has made me so proud and gives me a sense that I must be doing something right.”

“Fundraising these past weeks has made me realise how wonderful the Medowie community is, and i would like to thank everyone who has donated and supported Olivia in her mission to help ‘every girl feel pretty’ like she wanted.”


By Rachael VAUGHAN


‘The New Liv’.
‘The New Liv’.

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