Singleton Heights Public School Year 6 student Desiyer Brace donates hair to charity, while raising $1000 for Variety Australia

SINGLETON youngster Desiyer Brace is sporting a trendy new look.

But, it's all for a great cause.

The 12-year-old underwent a massive chop at Keida Hair Stylist, in John Street, on Friday to help a couple of organisations, including Variety Australia.

After boasting locks, which travelled down to her lower back, the Singleton Heights Public School student witnessed a total of 52cm fall to the floor.

As a result, Desiyer raised $1000 for the children's charity, while her hair will now go towards making a wig for someone in need.

"She's been wanting to do this for about a year," proud mum Amber Brace admitted.

"Desiyer just returned home from school one day and said 'I'd like to cut my hair off and donate it'.

"However, I wanted to make sure she was ready for such a big change.

"And, while she's been mostly excited by the challenge, the nerves began to kick in a few days before the cut.

"Hairdresser Emma Kidd gave her own time freely, too.

"She came into work on her day off to cut Desiyer's hair, and then presented her with a straightener and dryer set.

"It was such a terrific gesture."

Ms Brace said the Year 6 pupil received wonderful support from family and close friends - as well as the local community.

"My sister even travelled from Bundaberg in Queensland to be here for it," she explained.

"It really is amazing and so heart-warming what can be created when people work together.

"We are just very thankful to everyone.

"And, collectively, we've all been able to be a part of something so special."