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Chloe Mudiman takes part in World's Greatest Shave and quadruples original fundraising goal

Amber Thomson from Charisma Hair 2870 in Parkes gave Chloe Mudiman her first haircut.

So it was only fitting Amber did this very important haircut and head shave for the now nine-year-old.

On March 11, in front of her Parkes Public School peers and teachers, Chloe braved the shave and helped to raise - as of March 23 - $2485 for the Leukaemia Foundation.

She also donated her long locks to be made into a wig for cancer patients.

Her father Michael Mudiman commentated the head shave that took place in the school hall as those who helped her on her World's Greatest Shave journey also watched on.

Among them was Jenny Leeming from Ron Dunford's Chemist who donated prizes for a raffle and other items, and Jess Kinsela from Parkes Dance Co. who raised money for Chloe at their disco and collected donations and sold raffle tickets on their enrolment day.

"Something interesting about Chloe is that she didn't have a lot of hair as a baby," dad said on the day.

"It wasn't until she was five years old when she had her first haircut.

"And it was Amber who cut her hair then so it's great to have Amber back to do this haircut.

"Well done Chloe, we are very proud of you."

Chloe initially set a goal to raise $560 for the blood cancer charity.

By March 11 that tally had ticked just over $2000 and the youngster couldn't have been happier.

"It was really nerve-racking having everyone watching," Chloe said.

"But I'm glad I did it."

Mum Katrina Mudiman said the driving force behind Chloe's desire to take part in the shave was that they have a family member who is unwell at the moment.

"She just wanted to help and she saw this come up, and she thought this was something she could do herself to help," Katrina said.

"We kept asking her everyday if she was sure she wanted to do this, she was adamant.

"She was very lucky her Canadian aunt and uncle who happened to be visiting Australia, were in the country for it too."

For any child or adult in Parkes who are unsure about getting involved in the World's Greatest Shave or shaving their head for a good cause, Chloe had this to say.

"Just go and do it, it's going to grow back anyway," she said.

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