Snip, snip all gone

IT'S not often you find two 16-year-old girls who are willing to give up their beautiful hair for the benefit of others - but that's exactly what Stephanie Bateman and Alex Tolhurst have done.

In a display at the Coffs Harbour Education Campus yesterday, Stephanie and Alex said goodbye to their below-shoulder length locks in a bid to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation.

"We've been talking about it for ages, and we just decided that this was the time to do it," Stephanie said.

"We got the idea in Year 9 after watching other people at school in Shave for A Cure - this seemed like the right time to finally do it. It was fun," Alex added.

Having raised over $650 toward their cause, the two girls will continue fundraising for the next three weeks or so. "We've been asking around the school, and we've also been to Toormina High to get some donations," Stephanie said.

"Everyone's been really supportive. We just thought it would be a great idea to raise some money."

n If you would like to donate to the Leukaemia Foundation, you can contact Stephanie on 0423 488 342, or visit and follow instructions on the website.

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