A close shave for Movember
Jos van Helfteren has grown quite attached to his beard after 13 years, and he does not cut it off for any cause.
Mr van Helfteren, a former resident turned fly-in, fly-out worker with Rio Tinto — known as Karratha’s “hairy hippy” — has finally caved in to popular demand to lose the beard for the sake of Movember.
He is running a joint campaign with friends Robert Burns and Glenn Vivian, who are growing facial hair while he is losing it. The trio are aiming to raise $10,000 to $20,000 and are currently at just under $4000.
There will be an auction for who gets to cut Mr van Helfteren’s beard, and if total donations reach $20,000, he will cut his hair as well.
See Mr van Helfteren lose his beard on Tuesday, December 1, from 6pm to 9pm at Searipple Karratha.
Jos van Helfteren, front, with friends Robert Burns and Glenn Vivian.