OBERON Public School student James Eiler made the brave choice last week to cut his hair to donate to the Wigs For Kids Foundation to help children suffering from cancer.
James said he selected Wigs For Kids as the hair and the cash raised will help children and their families through a most difficult time.
"My hair will be made into a wig for a child who has cancer," he said.
James has been growing his hair for more than three years and his mother, Raeleine Eiler, said when they were on holidays, James said he wanted to cut his hair.
"We thought this was a great opportunity to help others, so we looked into all the charitable organisations and we selected Wigs For Kids," she said.
"Wigs For Kids helps Australian children and the wigs are made on the Central Coast.
"James' hair is very fine, but there is a lot of it, so hopefully this can help someone in need.
"The hair needs to be a minimum length of 20cm. James' hair is 30cm."
The official cut was witnessed by students, staff and family at the school and conducted by staff member Cindy Ryan.
Students donated a coin and lined the coins up leading into the auditorium where James' hair came off.
Students were mesmerised and an important message was learnt about donating to Wigs For Kids.
Mrs Eiler said James has so far raised $650 through his website link and, with the $180.30 from students at Oberon Public School added, it brings a total of $830.30.
James' goal was to raise $1000.
Donations are still being accepted. Go to James' fundraising page at https://fundraise.kidswithcancer.org.au/s/251/243 to help this very worthwhile cause.