*** Update ***
We've done it! We've reached my second goal of $4000! Now I am going to raise my goal to $3000 for EACH charity. This will enable the following:
- With $3,000 Tia will be able to fund 90 staff working in children's homes to be trained to prepare their teenagers for leaving care.
- With $3000 Epilepsy Action Australia could train 7 schools about epilepsy and seizure first aid, or 75 individual teachers.
I am raising money by doing a shave at the Wheatsheaf Hotel on 26th August 2018 between 12 noon and 2pm. I am cutting off all my hair which is now over 35 centimeters long! I have had to grow it at least this long because I'm going to donate the hair to be made into wigs for people who have cancer.
I started growing my hair because there are no boy hairstyles I liked. Then I kept growing it because I decided to do a shave to raise money for something. I decided to raise money for two causes: epilepsy and overseas aid.
I chose to raise money for epilepsy because my dad has epilepsy and so does one of my friends. I liked that Epilepsy Action Australia (http://ocdemo.com.au/epilepsywp/) does education and research projects.
I also wanted to try and help people in another country. I selected Tia (http://tia.org.au/e/) because it was recommended by some of my family. Through education and other projects, Tia helps kids in state care in Bolivia, many with disabilities.