Karratha pair brave the scissors in memory of friend

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Neve Wood and Jaeda Wigley, both 12, had their locks chopped to raise funds for diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma.
Camera IconNeve Wood and Jaeda Wigley, both 12, had their locks chopped to raise funds for diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma.

Two Rapunzels let down their hair and had it chopped off last week, all in the name of charity and in remembrance of their best friend.

Neve Wood and Jaeda Wigley, both 12, had their luscious locks cut on Thursday in memory of Tamiya Lovell, a friend who passed away from a rare type of brain tumour last year.

The two young ladies set up a Go Fund Me page which has so far raised more than $3000. The hair they had cut off will be made into wigs for the Little Princess Trust.

Neve and Jaeda said they wanted to help raise awareness of diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), which is the cancer Tamiya was diagnosed with.

“If we can do something to help, then we should, because it’s not fair to the family and friends who have to go through this,” Jaeda said

The girls said the process of getting their hair cut short was a lot scarier than they thought it would be.

“When they went to cut my hair, I was really nervous, but now it’s done I really like it,” Neve said.

The haircuts were donated by Price Attack at the Karratha City Shopping Centre.

The funds the girls have raised will be donated to research on DIPG.

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