Isobel Ashcroft is a little girl with big heart and a whole lot less hair.
The year 3 student at Calwell Primary had been growing her hair for four years before she had it cut off this week, all to be donated to make wigs for those in need.
Her cut-off hair, still neatly twisted into plaits, will be given to Variety's Hair with Heart project and made into a wig for someone who has lost their hair due to a long-term medical condition. She also raised more than $2000 for Variety to help children, whether they need a new wheelchair or help buying school supplies. Variety says it costs families $6000 to buy a wig and they last one to two years.
Her mum Clare Roache said it was all Isobel's idea to donate her hair.
"She saw a picture when she was little of someone who had no hair and wanted to know why it happens and what we could do to help and from that she decided she wanted to keep growing her hair so it could one day become a wig for someone who needed it," she said.
Her hair was cut and styled into a sweet bob on Thursday by Sarah at Revelation Hair and Beauty in Manuka, the salon donating its services. And she wasn't perturbed as the cutting started.
"She just sat there, happy," Clare said. "She said, 'It's hair mum, it'll grown back'."
When she arrived back at school, her short locks caused a sensation.
"Isobel! That looks so cool!" "She looks so different!" were some of the reactions from her classmates, including(pictured above)Brodey Lukasiak, Maddie Griffin and Eloise Varley.
Her teacher Rhianna Lockett was also impressed.
"It's amazing she's doing this. We're very proud of her," Mrs Lockett said.
The children at Calwell Primary added to Iosbel's fundraising for Hair with Heart by participating in a pyjamas and crazy hair day on Friday.
Acting deputy principal Ashley Coutts said Isobel had had to put her case to the year 6 leaders of the student parliament to get their agreement to the fundraising.
"I think she's a great example to the rest of the students and the rest of the school, especially being so young," Miss Coutts said.
"I think it shows that it doesn't matter how young you are, you can still make a contribution to the community."
Isobel was just glad to help.
"Yes, I do feel proud of myself," she said.