MADDY White is not vain about her long locks.
The 22-year-old said having a flowing brunette mane measuring more than 30 centimetres had not been one of her goals.
“I didn’t deliberately set out to grow my hair long to have enough to donate,” she said.
“But when it got to this length and I needed a haircut I thought I might as well do something useful with it.”
Ms White will shave her head for the Robert Connor Dawes (RCD) Foundation on Sunday, an international childhood brain cancer research project.
The former South Warrnambool and Panmure netballer and Mermaids basketballer has organised an event to be held at the South Warrnambool Football Netball Club from midday.
Currently in her fourth year of studying chiropractic in Melbourne, the vivacious Koroit-born sportswoman has called on friends to make it happen.
“I’ve organised my friends Nick Alexander and Isabelle Smart to perform some music for us and the club will cook up a barbecue for us all,” she said.
Ms White’s hair will be used to make wigs for children undergoing treatment for brain cancer.
“I just want people to come and hopefully to raise awareness of the foundation and the amazing work they do,” she said.
“Everyone is welcome to have a shave with me too by the way.”
RCD Foundation legacy ambassador Virginia Rea said Ms White’s efforts were remarkable.
The event will take place at the SWFNC clubrooms from midday on Sunday.
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