Isla’s effort a cut above

Isla, 7. Photo: Marco De Luca

By Jessica Micallef

Romsey Football and Netball Club players swapped their red and black uniforms for pink versions in the club’s ninth annual Pink Day.

But Isla made an extra effort by having her hair shaved off.

Isla, 7, raised $7034 from her GoFundMe page and fundraising efforts on the club’s Pink Day earlier this month.

“I wanted to help with breast cancer and find a cure,” Isla said.

Isla’s mum, Hope Evans, said with her daughter’s contribution, the club raised $27,000 for the Breast Cancer Network Australia.

“That was our club’s highest-ever fundraising total in one day,” she said.

Club members, residents and former netball players who had shaved or cut their hair on previous Pink Days shaved Isla’s hair off.

Ms Evans said everyone was proud of Isla’s efforts and dedication.

“The whole family, the whole club, our whole community has really got behind her efforts,” she said. “This is something that she’s just taken upon herself.

“To understand the gravity of what we’re trying to do and offer to help, and then to turn around and significantly help to the extent that she has, is amazing.”