BEULAH’S Jonti George will donate 30 centimetres of hair to help people with cancer.
Jonti, 12, will donate her locks to Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths campaign, which encourages women to ‘pledge a ponytail’ to create real-hair wigs for women undergoing cancer treatment.
“I got sick of my long hair and decided to cut it off, so I thought I might as well do it for cancer,” Jonti said.
Because the campaign does not accept financial donations, Jonti is also raising money for Wimmera Against Cancer in Kids.
The money will be used to help Wimmera families in need.
Jonti urged people to support her fundraising initiative.
“I’ve got a big funnel set up at the Beulah Cafe, so people can put their donations in there,” she said.
“I’ll also be taking it down to football and netball training so people can donate there as well.”
Jonti will lose her ponytail at Beulah Football Netball Club training on Thursday.
The Warracknabeal Secondary College student said she was looking forward to it.
“I haven’t had my hair cut for a long time,” she said.
“When I was really young I had to get it cut into a bob because it was very fine, but I’ve let it grow since then.”
Jonti said people could visit http://www.beautifullengths.com.au for more information about the campaign.