Northam school girl set to shave for Relay fundraiser

"Everyone calls me brave but this is something I've wanted to do for years."

To some, shaving off your head of locks is a daunting task, changing the way you see yourself and the way others see you - a huge statement.

But for 11-year-old St Joseph's School Northam student Heather Brayshaw it has nothing to do with looks, and everything to do with helping cancer patients.

As part of her fundraising efforts for the Wheatbelt Relay for Life in March, the student and enthusiastic sports-lover has vowed to shave her hair at the event.

The brave offering will be donated to Variety Hair with Heart to make a wig for someone undergoing cancer treatment.

Heather said the head shaving experience was in the works for some time.

"I wanted to do it in year 4 but mum said no," she said.

"I wanted to fundraise for cancer and do something instead of just running laps.

"I hope the money I raise can help stop cancer and help research."

Heather said her favourite part of Relay for Life, an event she has taken part in every year it has taken place, was staying up all night.

This year, the 11-year-old is part of an all kids team, Team Jenna Kids, who will be competing against their parents in Team Jenna to reach the highest funds raised.

Heather's goal fundraising figure is $1000.

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