Rockhampton’s Sarah Lawson is getting her long hair cut off to raise money for the Cancer Council at her own fundraiser.
Rockhampton’s Sarah Lawson is getting her long hair cut off to raise money for the Cancer Council at her own fundraiser. Sharyn Oneill

Sarah prepared to lose her locks

MOST 13-year-old girls wouldn't even dream of cutting their waist-long hair for anyone.

But Rockhampton's Sarah Lawson isn't your average teenager.

The compassionate teen has had more family members than one touched by cancer and decided she wanted to do something to help.

Sarah's mum, Angela, said her decision came out of the blue.

"She just came out to me one day and said, 'mum I want to cut my hair off for charity'," Angela said yesterday.

"She's very socially aware and she did this all on her own, so I'm very proud of her."

After already raising $608 for the Queensland Cancer Council since August, Sarah said she hoped to raise at least $1000 on Sunday when her long locks got the chop.

"I'm excited about it and it's just hair, it'll grow back and people with cancer don't get that opportunity," she said.

"I've grown it to be quite long now, so I thought it would be the best time to cut it."

Sarah's hair will face the scissors on Sunday at the Parkana Football Club from 10.30am with the chop taking place about 11am.

There will also be a sausage sizzle at the event.

Sarah said she wanted to thank Justin of the Safari Room for taking the time to cut her hair as well as the Parkana Football Club and all who donated.



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