Naracoorte's Anakie Gregory prepares to chop her long locks for charity

CHOP: Eight year old Anakie Gregory prepares to cut off her long hair for Wigs for Kids. PHOTO: Elisabeth Champion
CHOP: Eight year old Anakie Gregory prepares to cut off her long hair for Wigs for Kids. PHOTO: Elisabeth Champion
Eight year old Anakie Gregory will be lopping off her long hair for charity.

Eight year old Anakie Gregory will be lopping off her long hair for charity.

Eight-year-old Anakie Gregory is proving to be a cut above the rest, as she prepares to chop off her long locks for charity.

She is fundraising ahead of the cut, with all money raised and the hair being donated to Wigs for Kids, which is a not-for-profit organisation which takes donated hair to turn into wigs for young kids suffering from illnesses.

Anakie is excited to take the plunge, cutting off her long hair which she has been growing since she was born.

"I am cutting my hair for wigs for kids so they can have wigs," she said,

"I've been growing it since I was born, I even came out with lots of hair - I am looking forward to it, It will be easier to brush."

She said she chose to cut her hair after a discussion with mum, Taya Johnson, one morning.

"I'd heard about it and I thought instead of just cutting it we could put it to good use - I'd love to make a little girls day with a a beautiful wig," ," Ms Johnson said.

Ms Johnson said the support the community had shown for the cause had been amazing.

"I'm quite surprised how quick the donations have gone up," she said.

There are donation tins in Naracoorte businesses; Limestone Coast Motorcycles, Castec, Blacksmith's Cafe, Terry White Chemmart and Four Aces Barbershop.

Already the community has gotten behind her, with more than $1600 raised ahead of the big cut. Anakie's school, Lucindale Area School, is also doing their part, holding a special fundraising crazy hair day.

Ms Johnson couldn't be prouder of Anakie for making the sacrifice.

"She is amazing - she has always been so caring and willing to help. We need more people like her in the world - I am very proud of her," she said.