When five-year-old Bobbie Pullen discovered there were some sick children without hair she said:
“They can just have mine”.
The selfless decision set in motion a humble fundraiser across Wagga.
Bobbie’s mother Dannie Pullen said it had all started with a conversation about Rapunzel.
“Her dad was saying he wanted (Bobbie) to grow her hair long and I wanted to cut it,” Mrs Pullen said. “It then came up that some young girls didn’t have hair.”
Dannie said her daughter decided to help those girls, sacrificing her long hair for children’s charity, Variety Australia.
Braving the spotlight at St Luke's Preschool on Wednesday, Bobbie listened to the scissor’s slice through 30-centimetres of golden locks in front of a cheering crowd of her peers. More than $600 was raised for what was her first ever haircut.
“She was so excited,” Mrs Pullen said.
“She was saying once her hair grew back, someone else could have that too.”