One of Ashley Spry-Taylor’s good friends recently passed away from cancer and now the Tura Beach teenager has decided to do something to help others.
At 13 years of age most girls are more focused on how they can style their hair rather than shaving it off, but that’s exactly what Ashley plans to do.
With the help from her former primary school, Merimbula Public School, the Eden High year 7 student is around halfway towards reaching her goal of $1,000 to donate to the Make a Wish Foundation.
Merimbula Public school has been very supportive of Ashley, holding a mufti day to raise money for the cause.
Ashley said she chose the Make a Wish Foundation because she wanted to “help kids’ dreams come true, even if it is just one wish when they need it and can’t afford it”.
She said she was excited about the big day but was nervous because some other girls at her school had told her “not to do it”.
“I don’t care, I just want to do what I can to make a difference,” Ashley said.
Chris Spry-Taylor, Ashley’s dad, said he couldn’t be prouder of his little girl.
“I’m just extremely proud of her, it’s such a selfless act for a 13-year-old,” he said.
Ashley will be shaving her head at 12 noon on Saturday, December 17 at Top Reflections Merimbula. The whole community is encouraged to get down and support Ashley.
If anyone wants to donate they can pop in on Saturday or visit https://give.everydayhero.com/au/ashley-s-wishful-thinking-1.
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