Maddie is 11 years old and in year 5 at Samaritan College in Whyalla. She has been growing her hair for a couple of years so that she can donate it to make wigs for people with cancer. This idea came about due to Maddie's Nanna (Debbie Tully) being diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2010, and Maddie grew up watching the effects that cancer has on a loved ones life.
Maddie had a very close relationship with her Nanna growing up, as do all the grandchildren. Unfortunately her Nanna passed away on the 25th of June 2019 at the age of 59 years old. Maddie promised her Nanna that she was going to donate her hair and now she's ready to fulfil that promise. Before cutting 30cm from her hair, Maddie wants to try raising $1,000 for bowel cancer prevention, something her Nanna thought was really important, especially for people in regional areas. Maddie will cut her hair in the Westlands mall between Masters in the Art of Hair and Wendy's Supa Sundaes on Saturday the 14th of December around lunch time, but will be in the mall to take donations all morning that day. As a family we are all really proud of her for honouring her Nanna and doing this in memory of someone who fought hard to be with her family.
|Bev And Ghislaine||$25||Donations handed to Kirsty and Dean|
|Westlands Fundraiser||$401||Thankyou to all who donated in the mall on the day of Maddie's hair cut :)|
|J and D's Corner Customers||$130||A big thanks to all the customers at J and D's Corner in Westlands!!!|
|Leila and Steven Jacobs||$122||Well done Maddie - your Nan would be proud of you. Your Nan was an amazing lady and this donation is given in loving memory of her and out of admiration and respect for the love she gave to all she met. In this beautiful promise you made to your Nan, I can see that her selfless ways will continue to live on through you.|
|Mr.||$25||Well done your Nan would be very proud of you.|