Meet Memphis, a 10 year old boy with a HUGE heart!
Memphis has always had long hair and has always been picked on being a boy with hair half way down his back, says his dad Simon. A couple of months ago Memphis met a little girl suffering from cancer. He came home that night and asked if he could cut his hair and donate it to her because she didn’t have a wig. “Of course we said yes”, said Simon, “but he didn’t know who she was and after a bit of asking around we couldn’t find out either”. (continued below)
FUNdraising for others
Not being able to find the young girl, Memphis decided he would like to donate his hair to any child suffering from cancer or hair loss!
His beautiful locks were over 45cm long and were perfect for a wig for a child in need. Memphis got set to fundraising, with a goal of $2000. His school and principal got on board to have a special day at school where Memphis had his hair cut in front of all the other students. This meant Memphis could help send a message to the bullies as well as show other kids what you can do to help!
Memphis also held a BBQ and to date his fundraising total is an incredible $2,500 and counting! Memphis is looking forward to continuing to help other children through Variety – the Children’s Charity.
Thank you Memphis – you are an inspiration!
You may also want to read
Granting a Disability Stroller to Amaleah and Iliyas
Siblings, 6 year old Amaleah and 5-year-old Iliyas live with their parents. Both children have Level 3-Non Verbal Autism and to help with their mobility, Variety has granted them a tandem disability stroller. Read more about their story here.
Variety Raises Record-breaking $415,000 at Toyota AFL Grand Final Lunch
The annual Variety Toyota AFL Grand Final Lunch has achieved an unprecedented milestone, raising a staggering $415,000 in funds for Variety – the Children’s Charity Victoria. This significant accomplishment has not only surpassed the fundraising target set to procure two Variety Sunshine Coaches, but also promises to bolster the support extended through our grants program in Victoria over the forthcoming year.
Variety Toyota AFL Grand Final Lunch Award Winners Announced
In a glittering ceremony held at the Variety Toyota AFL Grand Final Lunch on September 27, 2023, two outstanding individuals were recognised and celebrated. Kate Darby, from the Geelong Football Club, was awarded the prestigious 2023 Tom Hafey Heart of Football Award, while Charlee Lang, a 15-year-old gymnast, received the 2023 Variety Young Sports Achiever award.