Tia, Tia let go of your (lovely) hair

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
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Tia Mohekey shows off her amazing hair before she cuts it for Variety Charity on December 20
Camera IconTia Mohekey shows off her amazing hair before she cuts it for Variety Charity on December 20 Credit: Jackson Lavell-Lee

Busselton’s very own Rapunzel, Tia Mohekey, will lose her locks in an effort to raise money for Variety Children’s Charity.

The Cape Naturaliste College student is aiming to raise $5000 for children experiencing hair loss during chemotherapy and will cut her hair on December 20 at Cinco Hair Boutique.

The 14-year-old said she was inspired to raise money for charity after going to Telethon.

“People need it more than me,” she said.

“I’ve been growing my hair for so long and I want to make people feel more like themselves when they are really sick,” she said.

Tia Mohekey and father Clayton are preparing to cut her Rapunzel like hair fro Variety Charity on December 20
Camera IconTia Mohekey and father Clayton are preparing to cut her Rapunzel like hair fro Variety Charity on December 20 Credit: Jackson Lavell-Lee

After finding stray hairs “everywhere” during the last six years, Tia’s family and friends are eager to see the long golden locks fall to the floor for a good cause.

Father Clayton Mohekey said he was “extremely proud” of his daughter’s selfless act.

“It’s something she wanted to do and her Mum and I are behind her 100 per cent.”

Tia’s fundraiser can be found at hairwithheart.everydayhero.com/au/tia-s-mission

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