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15 September, 2021

Little star to cut hair for charity

A LITTLE girl with a beautiful heart and an equally selfless mindset will forgo some of her precious locks next month all for the purpose of helping others who could do with some cheering up in their time of need.

By Michael Warren

A LITTLE girl with a beautiful heart and an equally selfless mindset will forgo some of her precious locks next month all for the purpose of helping others who could do with some cheering up in their time of need. 

Showing a level of maturity beyond her young years nine year-old Dolly Frohlich-Motley plans to have around 40-45cm cut from her long hair so it can then be transformed into a wig and be worn by other children who have lost theirs because of cancer, alopecia or other medical conditions. 

“Dolly first mentioned she wanted to do this two years ago, so since then she has been growing her hair so that it would be long enough to be turned into a wig once it was cut,” Dolly’s proud mother, Bridget Gifford- Frohlich explained. 

“Dolly is someone that always tries to make others’ feel included, she enjoys helping other people and simply likes to make the world a better place. 

“We’ve already been blown away by people showing their support and being kind enough to donate on our fundraising page.” 

Under Variety’s ongoing Hair with Heart campaign Dolly plans to get the chop on October 30. 

A variety spokesperson said wigs can cost families close to $6,000 and generally have a life of around one or two years. 

A child may require anywhere from two to four wigs throughout their adolescence meaning purchasing wigs doesn’t come cheaply. “I’m really excited and happy to be doing this to help other children,” the young school child explained. 

“I’ve been planning this for two years; my hair is now long enough so I can’t wait to get it cut next month.” 

You can make a donation to Dolly’s big chop and help her reach her target of raising $1000 by visiting https://hairwithheart. variety.org.au/fundraisers/ dollyfrohlich-motley/hair-withheart Meantime another local girl is also set to have her cut for charity in the coming weeks. 

Kristy-Lee Dunn will part with her ponytail on September 22 as part of Cancer Council’s “Ponytail Project”. 

Ms Dunn hopes to raise $1000 for the campaign and said having her ponytail cut off is “a small price to pay” to improve the life of others’ that are experiencing a tough time because of cancer. 

Those interested in making a donation toward’s Ms Dunn fundraising efforts can do so at https://www.ponytailproject. com.au/fundraisers/kristy-leedunn Ms Dunn’s cut ponytail will also be used for wig purposes by those who have lost their own because of an array of different medical conditions.


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