Albury-Wodonga / Watch Georgia lose her locks to raise funds for blood cancer research

You’ve got to hand it to Georgia Higgins.

There’s plenty else the first-year Bachelor of Arts student could be thinking about right now, but instead she’s gone ahead with a hair-brained scheme that could help save people’s lives.

Georgia, who’s based at La Trobe’s Albury-Wodonga Campus, went under the razor this week, losing her locks as part of the World’s Great Shave initiative.

Fortunately for us, her dramatic makeover was captured on camera!

Georgia says she is “so happy” to be able to contribute to the annual fundraiser, which supports the work of the Leukaemia Foundation.

Aside from helping raise money for blood cancer research, she hopes her new do will also help empower other women.

“The act of shaving my head is so important to me because it goes against everything a girl or woman is “supposed” to be, and I wanted to challenge that,” Georgia says.

“Having no hair by no means makes me less beautiful or less intelligent.

“Having no hair, particularly as a woman, is not something that needs to be hidden away and I think it’s important for girls of any age to know that, especially those living with cancer.”

Her close crop also means she’ll easy stick out any period of self-isolation if hairdressing salons are forced to close their doors!

If you’d like to support Georgia’s generous work, donate at http://my.leukaemiafoundation.org.au/georgiahiggins