Cut­ting it fine

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS -

Shav­ing the beard for a good cause.

AF­TER grow­ing his beard for two-and-a-half years, Cody McDer­mott shaved it off last week to raise money for char­ity.

Mr McDer­mott was se­lected as a 2018 Leeuwin Wood­side Cadet and said he be­gan this fundraiser to show his ap­pre­ci­a­tion.

“Since De­cem­ber I’ve been lucky enough to be vol­un­teer crew on the

Leeuwin, a youth de­vel­op­ment Sail Train­ing Ship which sails out of Fre­man­tle fre­quently on week-long voy­ages,” he said.

“I set­tled on split­ting the fundrais­ing be­tween the Leeuwin Ocean Ad­ven­ture Foun­da­tion and the Leukaemia Foun­da­tion.”

Mr McDer­mott said he was ner­vous be­fore the shave.

“The last time I shaved was April 2016, so I’ve been grow­ing my beard for very nearly two-and-a-half years,” he said.

“My beard has re­ally grown on me and has be­come a big part of my per­son­al­ity.”

The Palmyra res­i­dent said he hoped to raise $5000.

Pic­tures: Richard Polden Pho­tog­ra­phy

Cody McDer­mott on the Leeuwin. Right: Cody dur­ing the fundraiser.

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