At only 16 year old, Courtney Cameron, a member of Dural Rural Fire Brigade, decided to cut off over 35cm of her hair on the 12th August to raise money for cancer research.

This selfless act is in support of Tim Maffey, a member of the Rural Fire Service Communications Brigade, and close family friend, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Courtney says “This is an insignificant loss for a greater gain!” Courtney’s hair will also be donated to make wigs for cancer sufferers and to date she has raised over $10,000.

Courtney has had the full support of Dural Rural Fire Service and they are right behind her with a massive $1000 donated so far. They have thrown down the challenge to other brigades to try and match the money they have raised.

The big chop was held at the Fire Control Centre, Cowan on Saturday 12th August with over 50 people attending to encourage Courtney on her mission. Courtney said “Thanks go to Scissor and Comb Connection at Galston, otherwise my hair would still look like a mess.

Dural Rural Fire Brigade, Cowan Fire Control Centre for letting us use their facilities for the Big Chop. Tim Maffey for his continuous support and effort throughout my campaign, and all my family and friends for all the support and encouragement. Tim Maffey said “Courtney cut her long hair off this afternoon to support cancer sufferers with wigs and raising in excess of $10,000 for the Cancer Council.

I feel privileged to know her and thank everyone for supporting this fundraising event”. Maria, Louise and Bernadette from Scissor and Comb Connection at Galston were on hand to ensure the hair was in excellent condition for donation to become a wig and the reshaping of Courtney’s hair after the Big Chop.

Money can still be donated online or at Scissor and Comb Connection. Receipts will be issued as all donations are tax deductible.

http://nsw.cancercouncilfundraising.org.au/ courtneycameron. Any support is greatly appreciated.