Ashley donates hair to Alopecia
ASHLEY Stewart may be still in primary school, but yesterday she made a big contribution to an important cause.
The young member of Sawtell's Starlight Guide troupe sacrificed the hair she had never before had cut to Tresses for Princesses, the project run by the Princess Charlotte Alopecia Foundation to benefit other young girls who have lost their hair permanently to alopecia.
Watched by other Sawtell Guides and their leaders yesterday, Ashley went under the scissors wielded by Amy Tesch of Front Line Hair Design at Toormina's Busy Bee Shopping Centre.
Ashley, whose hair was long enough for her to sit on before yesterday's big chop, used the event as a fundraiser as well as earning points towards her public service Guiding badge and towards her goal of a BP Award.
The haircut was bittersweet for Ashley's Guide leader – her mother Linda Stewart – who was fond of her daughter's luxurious tresses and reluctant to see them cut.