2nd Mortdale Scout Group scout goes to great lengths for kids

Lincoln Murrin, pictured front row, second from left, with finalists and winners at the Scout of the Year awards.
Lincoln Murrin, pictured front row, second from left, with finalists and winners at the Scout of the Year awards.

Cub scout Lincoln Murrin from 2nd Mortdale Scout Group (South Metropolitan Region) is making waves to support people in the community.

Not only was he recently a finalist in the Scout of the Year Awards, at only eight years of age, the boy from Oatley believes all children deserve a fair go, no matter what.

Armed with this passion and care for others, and especially aware of the struggles children with alopecia and cancer face, Lincoln decided to do something big to help out kids less fortunate than himself.

Instead of going with one cause, he went for two, with the aim of helping more people.

He spent hours making videos and posters, telling supporters he would be cutting his long hair to be made into wigs and raising money for sick and disadvantaged children.

Lincoln raised a total of more than $4000. A length of about 50 centimetres of his hair was cut during a school assembly, donating the funds to Variety, the Children's Charity.

Before and after: Lincoln's long locks were donated to kids in need.

Before and after: Lincoln's long locks were donated to kids in need.

He donated his locks to Hair with Heart, a program from Variety that makes wigs for children with alopecia or cancer. These wigs help alleviate any embarrassment or psychological effects that losing hair can have on children and adolescents.

With one specialised wig costing up to $6000 and lasting two to three years, the donated wigs have a profound financial effect on families who need help.

Lincoln's money funded grants to aid children and their families with mobility, communication, education and medical and therapy services.

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