Not dread­ing chop

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

IF THE Leukaemia Foun­da­tion has its way, there will be plenty of bald heads go­ing around next week.

Andy Davis hasn’t felt the sun on his scalp for about four years, but he may suf­fer a bit of sun­burn next week.

“No-one likes the dred­dies,” he said.

“My part­ner Jessie wants me to get rid of them.

“I’ve been think­ing of go­ing back to a shaved head for a while, and this is for a good cause.

“I’ve al­ready raised over $1000 and there’s a cou­ple of days to go.”

Aside from keep­ing his part­ner happy, Andy said he was also sac­ri­fic­ing his locks as a tribute to his grand­mother and un­cle, who both passed away from bowel cancer re­cently.

Andy will be lin­ing up with fel­low shavers at the Cen­tral Ho­tel on Satur­day af­ter­noon hop­ing to raise thou­sands of dol­lars dur­ing the Leukaemia Foun­da­tion’s World’s Great­est Shave, which will be tak­ing place around the coun­try this week­end.

Lo­cal or­gan­iser Deb­o­rah Kachel said she was hop­ing to at least match last year’s tally of $11,000.

“Hair­dressers from the Green Room will be on hand to colour and shave,” she said.

“The staff there are ter­rific, have been for years.

“The Cen­tral Ho­tel has also been a great sup­porter of the cause for years.”

Ms Kachel said there were other ways to get in­volved that didn’t in­volve sac­ri­fic­ing that lus­trous mane you’ve spent years grow­ing.

“A lot of peo­ple get their hair coloured, in­clud­ing Krys­tal Secker,” she said.

“She’s been rais­ing money for about six years, and she’s still only in pri­mary school.

“As for the men, they can al­ways get their chest or legs waxed.”

If you’re in Moss­man on Satur­day morn­ing, you can catch the ac­tion and make a do­na­tion at the mar­kets from 8am - 12, where there will be free bal­loons and face-paint­ing for the kids.

The Port Dou­glas event kicks off at 5pm on Satur­day, with free bal­loons and icy-poles for the kids, and the Gus­man bang­ing out tunes for their oldies a bit later in the night.

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