Deniliquin 10 year-old Taylah Gow has decided to participate in the World's Greatest Shave this June.ZOE MCMAUGH March 21, 2014 4:35am
Taylah Gow (centre) is supported in her goal to raise $1000 for the Leukaemia Foundation by her brother Braith and sister Isabella.
Watching a report on WIN News earlier this week was inspiration enough for 10 year-old Taylah Gow to consider parting with her long locks.
The Mayrung Public School student will shave her head this June as part of the World’s Greatest Shave.
‘‘When I saw the report about the woman shaving her head on the news it made me feel real sad,” Taylah said.
‘‘I want to help find a cure so please help me raise $1000 for blood cancers.’’
Taylah officially registered for the Leukaemia Foundations World’s Greatest Shave on Wednesday morning and by that evening had already raised $282.
Taylah’s long hair falls below her shoulders and she said she’ll keep growing it until the shave.
After that she has plans to have seven new beanies to keep her head warm – one for every day of the week, including some that fit in with her school colours.
Plans for the shave itself are still being decided, which Taylah’s parents Kylie Wade and Peter Gow said could potentially be a public event.
‘‘I’m super proud,” Kylie said.
‘‘Taylah’s a small girl with a big compassionate heart.
‘‘She has always wanted to help with fundraising and was part of a group that raised money for the Deniliquin Hospital oncology unit last year.
‘‘I couldn’t be more proud, especially seeing as she had done this all on her own esteem,’’ Peter added.
Anyone wishing to donate to Taylah’s fundraising efforts is asked to go to http://my.leukaemiafoundation.org.au/taylahgow.
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