Double the love and double the hair from the Hodge girls.
Three years ago, twins Neveah and Sienna Hodge — then just four years old — came home from preschool and told their parents they wanted to donate their hair to make a wig for a sick child.
“I don’t know where it came from,” said the twins’ mother Naomi Hodge. “They just came home from preschool one day and wanted to cut it for sick kids to make a wig… So, we went with it.”
Unwavering from their goal, Neveah and Sienna have been growing their hair for the past three years. Now, finally, it is at a length ready to become a wig for someone suffering from a hair-loss condition such as Alopecia or cancer.
And the girls want to see it get to a sick child in time for Christmas.
“I want them to not be bullied, said seven-year-old Neveah, as to why she was willing to cut off her ponytail. “I don't want them to go to school scared.”
In the lead up to the big chop on 16 November, the girls have decided to do some fundraising for the Cancer Council.
They will be holding a Halloween Disco on 2 November in the Café Connect Theatre Room, 3-5pm.
And on the day of the big chop itself, they will be holding a ‘Christmas Miracle Final Fundraiser’ with mini golf, face painting, a photo booth, sausage sizzle and other activities. The twins are also selling raffle tickets that will be drawn on the day.
The fundraiser and cutting of the girl’s hair will take place at the Orange City Bowling Club from 12-3.30pm, 16 November.
If you would like to donate to Neveah and Sienna’s cause visit www.doitforcancer.com.au/fundraisers/nevaehandsiennahodge