Not dreading chop
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.