Aussie Kindies Kyabram hosts a week of crazy hair days to raise money for Variety

Aussie Kindies Kyabram hosts a week of crazy hair days to raise money for Variety

by Freya Lucas

February 02, 2022

Educators and children at Aussie Kindies Early Learning Kyabram recently held a week of crazy hair days to raise money for children with disabilities, inspired by the child of one of the team members at the service. 


Young Chloe Guiney cut off 45 cm of hair to be made into a wig for a child who has lost their hair due to a long-term medical condition as part of the Variety Australia Hair with Heart initiative, raising an inspiring $3,261 along the way. 


Her decision inspired her mother, Larressa Guiney, who works at the Kyabram service, who approached Centre Manager Holly Butler for support.


“Chloe has such a big heart and we’re glad we could do a little bit to support her amazing efforts. Even the local community also got involved, with Fitzgerald’s Farm Fresh Meats donating sausages and meat so we could host a BBQ to celebrate,” Ms Butler said. 


Ms Guiney said Chloe’s actions were a big source of pride for her and Chloe’s father. 


“Her dad and I are very proud of her achievement and selfless efforts in helping those in need. It is so inspiring. We are overwhelmed by her kindness to do something like this for other children.” 

Chloe’s decision reached the ears of Affinity Education Group CEO, Tim Hickey. Affinity is the approved provider for the Kyabram service, and Mr Hickey said Chloe’s actions were “the embodiment of Affinity Education Group’s values – The Affinity Way.”


“Her commitment to this cause provides an inspiring pathway for Affinity Education Group’s staff, children and families to experience the power of community and charitable experiences in helping us and others reach their full potential,” he said. 


“We are proud of our centre for enthusiastically throwing their support behind Variety’s Hair with Heart initiative by furthering Chloe’s fundraising efforts,” Mr Hickey added. 


“By taking part in charitable experiences, such as the crazy hair days, children gain immeasurable benefit from expressing their creative side, a sense of companionship and learning the importance of being connected to the community by helping other children in need.”  


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