Samantha’s hair shaved for a cure

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PONY tails dropped to the floor as scissors cut, snipped and a razor buzzed when a twelve year old Beechworth girl lost her locks last Saturday to raise funds for blood cancer research.

Supporting the Leukaemia Foundation’s ‘World’s Greatest Shave’, Year 6 Beechworth primary school student Samantha Pearce – who has already raised close to $2,000 – bravely sat in the client chair while hairdresser Kristie Bright clipped away.

A family affair, Samantha’s grandmother Daphne Bailey from Myrtleford joined her for the chop while siblings and relatives looked on.

“I’m proud of Samantha for making the decision and it’s good to support her and the cause,” Ms Bailey said.

Samantha said she wanted to donate her hair for a wig too.Her mother Jane Pearce said it was the first time this year the Foundation had collected hair for wigs.

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