We are so happy for our lovely Rapunzel, Nicolette Suttor, who has raised $7,280 for the Leukaemia Foundation to help in their fight against blood cancer (total as at 13 March, but please continue to donate at bit.ly/RapunzelCBR).
You might recall that Nicolette starred in our Rapunzel play last month (11 February), and exactly one month on (11 March this week), she has shaved her impressive 1.4m locks. Not only has she fundraised for the Leukaemia Foundation, but her hair will be donated to Locks of Love, to make either 3 short wigs or 1 very long one.
Louise Maher was the lucky ponytail-chopper, “Here comes the chop!” she proclaimed as she live-broadcast the event on ABC 666, and ABC’s Clarissa Thorpe also wrote an article. Ian Warden’s Gang-gang column (in the Canberra Times) also featured Nicolette’s Greatest Shave. There was even an article from the Indonesian Tribun News!
A side note from our Rapunzel play, which featured the rampion plant – it may be more likely to be corn salad! A nice article by Jennifer Stackhouse explains more. We were also entertained to be branded as the “Canberra Literary Tribe”. We do like to describe ourselves as literary.
Sally and the National Library’s staff did a wonderful job in supporting, promoting and organising the event, including a delightful morning tea on the day. Of course our contribution was on a ceramic rabbit plate, after all bunnies are our unofficial mascots. Not sure who made the rose cupcakes, but they are beautiful!
Congratulations Nicolette, you are a beautiful, amazing, compassionate person, and we are all so proud of you.
As Ian Warden quoted Nicolette, she did it all “Because it’s worth it.”