Twin sisters Jassmin (seated) and Lucie Jones-Calvert shave their heads for charity at St James Primary School, Banora Point.
Twin sisters Jassmin (seated) and Lucie Jones-Calvert shave their heads for charity at St James Primary School, Banora Point. Scott Powick

Brave shave for twin girls

TWIN girls have warmed the hearts of the Tweed by participating in the World’s Greatest Shave.

St James Primary School students Lucie and Jassmin Jones-Calvert had their long locks snipped away on Wednesday in aid of the Leukaemia Foundation.

The 11-year-olds have raised $600 through their fundraising efforts and have until the end of the month to raise their total.

The twins’ mother, Tammy Jones, said the girls had wanted to do their part in the fight against cancer.

“They wanted to do it,” Ms Jones said.

“My brother-in-law died from cancer last year and I have been involved with Camp Quality. They wanted to do something to help.

“We would like to thank Jodie from Evoke Hair Studio for cutting the girls’ hair for nothing.”

Ms Jones said the staff and students of St James Primary School were supportive of the twins’ fundraising efforts.

“They had their hair cut off in front of the school,” Ms Jones said.

“The students were all cheering and clapping as it was done and it was very emotional.

“The girls love their new haircuts; they think it is very nice and cool.”

Tweed businesses and residents who would like to sponsor Lucie and Jassmin’s work for the Leukaemia Foundation still have time to do so.

Interested parties can contact Ms Jones on 0412 754 519 to pledge their support.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • In 2009, 9792 Australian were diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma
  • Leukemia is the number-one childhood cancer in Australia
  • The Foundation provides support to patients and families
  • Tweed residents have until the end of this month to sponsor Lucie and Jassmin


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