Geraldton woman cuts hair for Leukaemia Foundation

Jamie ThannooGeraldton Guardian
Ms Moore-Holtman with her hair which will go to make a wig.
Camera IconMs Moore-Holtman with her hair which will go to make a wig. Credit: Jamie Thannoo

A Geraldton woman has cut her 80cm long hair, helping a good cause in honour of an important friend.

Amber Moore-Holtman let hairdressers cut her locks as she raised money and awareness for the Leukaemia Foundation.

Ms Moore-Holtman had been thinking about cutting her hair for a few years after losing a friend to leukaemia.

“My thoughts after losing him were to donate the hair, raise funds in support, and hoping other people don’t have to go through the same thing.”

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She said her long hair was important to her, but the good cause was more important.

“I’m very nervous, it’s a part of my personality, I’m used to having it there, and now it’s changing.”

The hair will go to the Leukaemia Foundation to produce a wig for a person suffering with cancer, while leftover trimmings will be made into oil bags to help clean oil spills, only adding to the positive contribution her act has made.

Ms Moore-Holtman urged those considering cutting their hair short for the Leukaemia Foundation, to make the change.

“It’s worth it, it’s so worth it, as nerve wracking as it is, knowing you are helping people and it’s going to a good cause, it makes it worth it,” she said.

“It’s hair, it grows back either way.”

For those who can’t give hair, Ms Moore-Holtman said to consider donating.

“Everything raised goes to anything from fuel for travel, or treatments, or research to cure blood cancer, so anything helps,” she said.

“You can just call them up and say ‘hey, I want to do something, what can I do?’”

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