Butch­ers shave it off for good cause

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

The good peo­ple of the West­mere Butch­ery have shaved their heads to raise money for can­cer re­search.

But for one staffer the sac­ri­fice was greater than the oth­ers.

In some cases all that was re­quired to rid the chaps of their hair was two minutes of light shav­ing.

For front-of-house star Ash­leigh Krija the loss was much greater.

The 25-year-old mum gave up her long locks for the cause but was happy to do so.

‘‘I’ve al­ways wanted to do it, it’s on the bucket list, and we have a butcher here whose daugh­ter has can­cer so it’s close to our hearts,’’ she says.

‘‘I’ve also got three chil­dren and I’m try­ing to show them it’s not what’s on the out­side that mat­ters, it’s what’s on the in­side.’’

Through spon­sor­ship and a raf­fle the butch­ery raised $1500 for the cause.

Photo: JOE DAWSON

Big change: Ash­leigh Krija with butch­ers Steve Ewan, Dave Ros­siter and An­drew Hold­away.

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