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NEWS 1-12,16,17 # News 14 # Opinion # From the sidelines 15 19-23 # Domain 24 # Entertainment 25-28 # Your home 34-36 # Sport FIND US ON FACEBOOK Wollondilly Advertiser Min: Max: Min: Max: CONTACTS General inquiries: (02) 4640 5151 Email: rdickins@ Classifieds: 13 24 25 Post/visit: 1/1-3 Elyard Street, Narellan, NSW, 2567 Wednesday July 27, 2016 Lizzy loses lengthy luscious locks ELIZABETH Bradbury cherished her long red hair but felt compelled to have it turned into a wig and gifted to a child to use after can- cer treatment. The Picton resident’s hair was natural and more than a metre in length. The registered nurse had been growing it for five years but had regular trims to keep her hair healthy. On Thursday, she con- tacted Argyle Hair Design in Picton to ask if the hairdress- ers knew how to package the hair to send to children’s charity, Variety. Ms Bradbury’s hair was washed and dried before the hairdressers tied and cut it at shoulder length. “I have often grown my hair long then chopped it off and just thrown it away,” she said. “I knew this would be my hair’s last hurrah because I won’t be growing it long again – it’s too hard to keep healthy. I thought my long hair could go out with a bang and then the penny dropped – I should donate it.” The hairdressers packaged 60 centimetres of hair which will be turned into a wig for a child who has lost their hair due to medical conditions such as alopecia. “I can only imagine what it would feel like if my own child had cancer and lost their hair,” Ms Bradbury said. “Children that are ill and lose their hair might have body image or self-esteem issues. If I can give a child back their dignity and pride and help them start to heal then that would be fantastic.” Ms Bradbury is a casual registered nurse at Camp- belltown Hospital and previously worked as a pal- liative care nurse at Cam- den Hospital. “I have always had a pas- sion to look after people who are sick. The nurse and mother inside me felt com- pelled to help a child who was sick and had lost their hair,” she said. Ms Bradbury wanted to thank hairdressers Nicole and Kristy who refused to take payment for the cut. Details: – ASHLEIGH TULLIS Elizabeth Bradbury decided to cut her long red hair and donate it to children's charity Variety so it could be turned into a wig for children. Elizabeth Bradbury's hair was more than a metre in length before the cut. Elizabeth Bradbury is grateful to hairdressers Nicole and Kristy from Argyle Hair Design in Picton for cutting her hair for free. The Wollondilly Advertiser at 1/1-3 Elyard Street, Narellan, NSW, is printed and published by Australian Community Media ABN 20000014700. Telephone 02 4640 5151. ABN Accounting TAX RETURNS FROM $95 CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT *FEE DEDUCTED FROM REFUND 4681 8858 Operating locally for 34 years Jim Sneddon 50 Castlereagh St, Tahmoor Email: Website: RM2517424 WOLLONDILLY ADVERTISER PLANTS At Thirlmere Nursery 240a Thirlmere Way, Thirlmere P: 0406 634 316 u RM242 28737 RM2428737 2