Libby’s locks head off to help others

Surrenity Hair Design & Beauty salon owner Bernie O'Neil (left) and Southland Charity Hospital trustee Melissa Vining support Windsor North School pupil Libby Winter (11) on Monday.

HAIR one day and gone the next – Libby Winter cut off her hair this week to raise funds for the Southland Charity Hospital.

The 11-year-old raised more than $600 in a week to donate to the organisation.

The hair-cutting ceremony was held at Windsor North School on Monday.

Four senior classes attended while the rest of the school watched through livestream.

Surrenity Hair Design & Beauty salon owner Bernie O’Neil was chosen to cut Libby’s hair.

Libby said she was happy to see her hair go.

“I feel good because it means it will no longer take long to brush or wash my hair.”

The 35cm of hair will be made into wigs for others.

She was grateful to other pupils who donated to her givealittle page and brought in coins on the day, she said.

Southland Charity Hospital trustee Melissa Vining made an appearance on the day to support the initiative.

Ms Vining said it was great to see young people such as Libby using their leadership skills to carry out acts which were beneficial to the community.

big thing to cut off all your hair when you are so young. It’s so inspiring and I didn’t want to miss seeing this.

“I think it is such a privilege to meet young people like Libby who are doing selfless actions and sacrificing their own hair to support someone else.

Mother Andrea Winter said was proud of her daughter’s decision to put the money towards a local initiative.

up with this on her own and she’s driven the whole thing and at 11 years old. How many kids can say that? And I know this won’t be the last time she will do something like this.