Dimboola Primary School student, Katie Griffith has made the decision to make a difference by cutting and donating her hair to be made into a wig for someone who has lost their hair due to a medical condition.

She will be chopping off approximately 36 cm (about 14 inches) from her golden locks on December 17. She has her appointment booked with hairdresser Lidia Schneider who will make the big cut.

Miss Griffith said, “I never realised, but wigs cost families up to $6,000, and they only last one or two years, which means families can spend tens of thousands of dollars on the purchase of wigs throughout their childhood.”

“Anyone that knows me, will know me from my long blonde hair, so please help me to give someone a chance to receive a wig and also raise some money as well,” Miss Griffith said.

The 11 year old said it was over six years ago when she had short hair.

“I love my long hair and it will be hard to let it go, but it will grow back again.” she said.

Hair with Heart is managed by Variety, the Children's Charity. Supporters can make a donation to Katie’s cause on the web site https://hairwithheart.everydayhero.com/au/tie-and-say-goodbye

Variety, the Children’s Charity, is a community of hard working people committed to ensure all Aussie kids get a fair go. By providing practical equipment, programs and care, Variety helps kids in need overcome the many obstacles they face and join in with everyone else. ‘Hair with Heart’ is a national hair donation campaign managed by Variety NSW.