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PHOTOS |Charity champ Temari Southcott loses locks

Temari Southcott, 8, cut her long hair for Relay For Life and Variety Hair With Heart. Her friend Sienna Borinelli is proud of her.

NEW LOOK: Temari Southcott, 8, cut her hair for Relay for Life and Variety Hair with Heart. Her friend Sienna Borinelli, left, is proud of her. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

Eight-year-old Temari Southcott’s first hair cut is an act of generosity that will brighten the lives of Australian children.
Temari’s hair measured 1.2 metres before a big chop at Horsham’s D’Coco Hair Studio on Thursday morning.
She is donating her locks to charity Variety to be made into wigs for someone who has lost their hair due to a long-term medical condition.
Her mother Adina King said Temari was a mix of ‘nerves and excitement’ before her ‘Hair with Heart’ cut, but was ready to see her hair go.
“She was nervous because she has never had short hair,” Ms King said.
“She was born with about four centimetres of hair and she has never had a haircut.
“She has had it trimmed, a few millimetres when she was younger and little bits from the bottom.
“From the top of her head to the bottom was about 1.2 metres.
“She just said, ‘Mum, I’m ready to do it’.”

Temari Southcott, 8, prepares to get her hair cut for Relay For Life as her friend Sienna Borinelli and brother Spencer Southcott offer moral support.

Temari Southcott, 8, prepares to get her hair cut for Relay For Life as her friend Sienna Borinelli and brother Spencer Southcott offer moral support.

Temari said she was inspired to cut her hair after seeing another young girl complete the act a few years ago.
“I was watching the TV in the morning and saw a girl shave her head for cancer. And that is where my journey started,” Temari said.
The process took two hours, with friends and family watching as D’Coco’s Michelle Morris plaited and cut Temari’s hair.
Mrs Morris congratulated the Haven Primary School student on her commitment.
“It is probably one of the longest lengths of hair I have ever cut,” she said.
Ms King said she was slightly nervous about the change herself but admitted it would be good to escape from braiding duty for a while.
“We normally put it into a long braid or plaits,” she said.
“She has had to sit down for about three hours because she has wanted it put into little braids.
“It is difficult because she does swimming too. It could get quite heavy.”
Temari is a member of Relay for Life team ‘Just Us Humans’ and is one of the top monetary contributors for the Horsham and District event after raising about $1000 for Cancer Council.
This year’s Relay for Life, Temari’s first as a participant, starts tomorrow at Dock Lake Reserve.
“We have just been raising money through Facebook,” Ms King said.
“And then I have had a lot of people yesterday and today give me cash donations, so I still have to put them through.
“It is the first time Temari will be doing Relay for Life. She wanted to do it last year, but she was a bit too young.
“She is so excited – to get to camp out and be with her friends.
“I am just proud. She is doing well for her age. I am happy she has got such a good nature to do something for someone else like this.”
And when time came for Temari to look at her new hair in the mirror?
“Oh, I like that,” she said.

Temari Southcott, 8, cut her long hair for Relay For Life and Variety Hair With Heart. Michelle Morris at D'Coco cut her hair.

Temari Southcott, 8, cut her long hair for Relay For Life and Variety Hair With Heart. Michelle Morris at D’Coco cut her hair.

Temari Southcott, 8, cut her long hair for Relay For Life and Variety Hair With Heart. Her friend Sienna Broinelli and Mum Adina King are  proud of her.

Temari Southcott, 8, cut her long hair for Relay For Life and Variety Hair With Heart. Her friend Sienna Broinelli and Mum Adina King are proud of her.

Temari Southcott, 8, cut her long hair for Relay For Life and Variety Hair With Heart. Her friend Sienna Broinelli is proud of her.

Temari Southcott, 8, cut her long hair for Relay For Life and Variety Hair With Heart. Her friend Sienna Broinelli is proud of her.

Temari Southcott, 8, cut her long hair for Relay For Life and Variety Hair With Heart.

Temari Southcott, 8, cut her long hair for Relay For Life and Variety Hair With Heart.

Temari Southcott, 8, cut her long hair for Relay For Life and Variety Hair With Heart.

Temari Southcott, 8, cut her long hair for Relay For Life and Variety Hair With Heart.

Temari Southcott, 8, gets her hair cut for Relay For Life Mum Adina King and Dad Nick Southcott make the first cut.

Temari Southcott, 8, gets her hair cut for Relay For Life Mum Adina King and Dad Nick Southcott make the first cut.

Temari Southcott, 8, gets her hair cut for Relay For Life Mum Adina King and Dad Nick Southcott make the first cut.

Temari Southcott, 8, gets her hair cut for Relay For Life Mum Adina King and Dad Nick Southcott make the first cut.

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Posted on Mar 14 2019

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