Young spirit makes donation

THOUGHTFUL DONATION: From left, Kohbe Head and father Nathan Head present Whyalla Pink Spirits President Raelene Williams with a cheque for $5200.

THOUGHTFUL DONATION: From left, Kohbe Head and father Nathan Head present Whyalla Pink Spirits President Raelene Williams with a cheque for $5200.

A thoughtful act by a young resident has seen the Whyalla Pink Spirits presented with a cheque for $5200.

Primary School student Kohbe Head elected to grow his hair long and have it shaved off while raising money for a good cause.

It took two years but Kohbe finally had his long 27cm locks chopped off by local hairdresser Anne Tetlow in the presence of family and friends last weekend.

Mother Kate Head said Pink Spirits were chosen to receive the funding because breast cancer had touched their family, namely Kohbe's grandmother who was diagnosed with breast cancer but recently got the 'all clear'.

"It's a cause close to our hearts and we wanted to help out," she said.

"Kohbe stuck it out over the two years, there were a few moments when he wanted to get rid of it but he hung on and persisted with it."

Kohbe said he was keen to grow his hair for a good cause in Pink Spirits.

"It was a great moment to hand over the money, I'm excited to see what they're going to do with it," he said.

Pink Spirits President Raelene Williams said it was 'amazing' to see a boy like Kohbe fundraising at such a young age.

"I can't get over young Kohbe thinking to do this, it's an amazing thing that he has done," she said.

"Kate and Nathan are terribly supportive and very close friends with our Breast Care Nurse Kate Kroll."

Mrs Williams said the funding would be put to good use in the future.

"We're waiting on the chemotherapy suite to give us an answer about some bits and pieces they might want, we will certainly use it somewhere and I will let Kohbe know when we use it," she said.