Dread­locks go, $6000 raised

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - SPORT -

THE Perth Demons Foot­ball Club com­mu­nity ral­lied around one of their own as he said good­bye to his beloved dread­locks in the name of char­ity.

Bar and func­tions man­ager Ryan Keat­ley raised over $6000 when he par­tic­i­pated in the World’s Great­est Shave last Satur­day at a scratch match be­tween Perth and South Fre­man­tle WAFL leagues.

“I am ab­so­lutely priv­i­leged to be able to raise the amount we did for those touched by leukaemia and hope we can en­cour­age more peo­ple to par­tic­i­pate next year for an even big­ger event in 2017,” Keat­ley said.

“This cause had a very close place in my heart af­ter los­ing a very close fam­ily mem­ber to leukaemia only two weeks ago.”

Keat­ley had his long dread­locks shaved off in front of a sup­port­ive crowd from both the Perth and South Fre­man­tle sides.

“It was such a blast, we had glo­ri­ous weather and a huge crowd come to sup­port, ev­ery­one was so gen­er­ous,” Keat­ley said. “We en­cour­aged ev­ery­one to par­tic­i­pate by do­nat­ing to the won­der­ful cause which they did. I raised a to­tal of $6352.30.”

Left: Ryan Keat­ley’s fi­nal photo be­fore the shave. Right: The dread­locks come off.

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