Staff and students from Mannum Community College did something amazing for charity

CHOPPED: Charly Elliker, Brooke Coad, Casey Taylor with Lynit from the Caroline Bristow Wig Library and Bobbie Taylor. Photo: Emma Zirkel.
CHOPPED: Charly Elliker, Brooke Coad, Casey Taylor with Lynit from the Caroline Bristow Wig Library and Bobbie Taylor. Photo: Emma Zirkel.

Two students and two members of staff at Mannum Community College said goodbye to the tresses they had been growing out for years in order to donate them to a worthy cause.

Nerves had built up for student and wellbeing leader Bobbie Taylor, senior leader Charly Elliker along with  students Brooke Coad and Casey Taylor before they fronted the school to have their long locks chopped off.

Year four student Casey came up with the idea to have a fundraiser to donate hair as her friend had suffered from alopecia. 

Casey had been growing her hair for a couple of years whilst Charly and Bobbie haven’t had short hair for as long as they can remembers.

30 centimetres of hair was donated from each of the participants to go to a specialised wig maker to make wigs for those who have lost their hair due to a medical condition like alopecia. 

Funds raised will go toward the Caroline Bristow wig library which was started by Caroline Bristow, a former police officer in the Riverland.