Life Changing Moments

By Laura Louise Hooper

Firstly I would like to introduce myself before I ask for you to support someone you mightn't know, and tell you why I'm a doing this fundraiser.

My name is Laura Hooper and I am a sixteen year old woman who wants to make life changing moments possible. I  just started year 12. I am an achieved corporal in the Australian Air Force cadets, soon to attend my sergents promotions course.

My first major fundraiser was in 2012. I was eleven at the time and almost finished year 6 when I decided to follow my brother’s example and take part in the World’s Greatest Shave. By shaving my hair I raised almost $5000 for Leukaemia research through the support of local businesses, friends, family and generous strangers. Due to the length of my blonde locks exceeding 50cm I was able to donate my hair to the Alopecia Foundation, to be made into wigs to help people who aren’t able to choose the length of their hair and boost their self confidence.

It was two years later in 2014 that I join the Australian Air Force Cadets as a member of 337SQN Armidale. Over the years as a cadet I have been fortunate enough to meet countless service men and women. Some I would briefly talk to, others I now call friends; but all willing to share their amazing journeys and stories about their lives. The defence force is a community that is as tight knit as family, so when personnel are separated from this community or experience challenges due to injury, operational requirements or transitioning to civilian life their journeys can hit a rough patch. SoldierOn is an organisation that offers a range of services to be there to support these personnel. It is therefore why I have chosen SoldierOn as an organisation to fundraise for, to know that those who serve are supported and that I can purse a defence career knowing this.

So after the response from my previous shave and the connection I now have with defence personnel it is time to cut my hair again for another great cause! I ask for you to get behind my fundraiser and Soldier on. The goal is to exceed $10 000 as to provide life changing moments to defence men and women.

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Well done Laura from Dell Mackepeice.
Dell Makepeice 2018-02-21 07:09:14
O'Connor Catholic College SRC 2018-02-12 12:35:48
Kerry Williams 2018-01-29 19:56:07
Well done Laura, from mum 's cousin Bruce.
Bruce Newberry 2018-01-19 07:17:26
J.M. Stephen 2018-01-15 16:40:03
Alexander Graham-Higgs 2018-01-10 21:51:37
Well done Hoop
Cliff Wright Moters 2017-12-29 13:13:07
Good work Laura
Grant McCarroll Ford 2017-12-29 13:04:45
Collection Box from Courtneys Jewellers.
Anonymous 2017-12-29 11:09:47
Thank you to everyone who supported me on the 21st Dec at the Armidale Ex Services club. The head shave when brilliantly. The given amount includes the raffle tickets sales, bear sales, donations and the clubs sponsorship of 500. I would like to mention and thank Grant from Adina Watches, Libby Martin photography, Darrell Whan for donating the fantastic raffle prizes. A big thank you to the club for hosting this Soldier On event . The amount for the Auction item will be added later.
Laura Hooper 2017-12-29 11:03:04
Great job Laura.
Jo Pegler 2017-12-24 21:46:26
Edwards Coaches 2017-12-20 21:08:19
collection boxes.
Armidale Colection Boxes 2017-12-19 20:10:46
Very proud of you. It 's a good thing you are doing. You take after your grandmother
Barb Hooper 2017-12-19 19:50:19
2017-12-19 19:32:07
Good luck Laura.
Peter McLeish 2017-12-18 16:45:39
A fantastic idea Laura well done!
Andrew May 2017-12-18 08:51:50
Laura, you are a shining example of all that a young person can be and a role model for your contempories. Best of luck on the 21st. Love Aunty Lynn
lynn Brazier 2017-12-17 11:33:22
A Christmas Gift.
Pauline Boston 2017-12-12 19:10:14
Great initiative Laura!
Denise Fittler 2017-12-08 08:41:47
Very proud of your commitment and work in fundraising for a great cause! Go lau lau xx
Nadia Dambrosi 2017-12-08 00:50:37
Laura you are a amazing young Lady for helping Soldier On.You have a great future ahead of you. Good Luck.
Julie Pollard 2017-12-07 23:08:43
collection boxes
Armidale Community 2017-12-07 12:59:48
bear sales
Anonymous 2017-12-07 12:51:45
Well done Laura, my husbane and father were in the RAAF.
Cecley Green 2017-12-07 12:48:48
Great work Laura! Such a worthy cause.
Louise Bates 2017-11-21 15:37:51
Thank you everyone who came and supported the BBQ at Harvey Norman Armidale bought bears , cakes, raffle tickets and just gave generous donations to my chosen cause. Your support means a lot to me.
EMMA HOOPER 2017-11-20 06:52:32
Shannon Walker
Shannon Walker 2017-11-19 12:47:52
Well done Laura!
Regina Menz 2017-11-18 15:11:51
Laura, what you are doing shaving your hair off for charity is amazing for someone your age where girls have so many insecurities about how they look. This is an amazing example to set for your peers and all of us and a great cause. Good on you girl
Linda George 2017-11-18 09:44:27
Jenny Phan 2017-11-17 06:42:38
Great work in supporting this cause!
Amanda Gosling Clarke 2017-11-17 00:59:15
Hey Laura, I am really proud of what you are doing and grateful for everything you have done for me and others. You are such an influential role model through what you have done and continue to do. ILY Laura Corporal Hooper
Stuart Martin 2017-11-14 19:53:10
Bronte Barrett 2017-11-13 23:33:38
Good on you Laura
Diane Gray 2017-11-13 19:47:22
James Durham 2017-11-13 19:21:15
What an amazing young lady you are! Well done!!
Elizabeth Pollard 2017-11-13 19:04:06
Aidan Cordell 2017-11-13 18:41:09
I sincerely hope your reach your goal for such a worthy cause Laura. As an ex cadet from the AAFC and current staff member with the ANC this makes me immensely proud to see the young men and woman involved the in the ADFC and the way they choose to make their mark on society. Bravo Zulu!
Erica Espagne 2017-11-13 17:41:31
All the best Laura , doing a great job for Soldier On .
Leanne House 2017-11-12 20:47:07
Well done Laura for shaving your long hair off and supporting our returning service men and women. Uncle Mick.
M Brazier 2017-11-11 07:23:34
Well done Laura very proud of you.
Gayle Evans 2017-10-25 16:10:08
Making a difference, congratulations Laura.
Emma Hooper 2017-09-22 07:37:25
You are an inspiration Laura, much love!!
Alexander Brazier 2017-09-21 22:36:14
Michae Donegan 2017-09-21 22:13:40
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