Charity shave on despite ‘little cry’
In just over two weeks Putaruru’s Celeste Van Dam will farewell her long locks for charity.
The 23-year-old decided to take the plunge last year after witnessing her brother shave his hair off for the cause.
Her goal is to raise up to $4000 and has to date amassed around $2000 through a rigorous fundraising drive and donations from family and friends.
‘‘The support I have received from family and friends has been great. I work at SkyCity and there a lot of people who work there who have donated towards this too. Donations have come through people I know on Facebook as well.’’
The shave will take place on April 5 and donators will be invited to the event.
‘‘I decided to do Shave for a Cure because it is a great cause and something that I can easily do to help,’’ she said.
She is still coming to terms with having her 60 centimetre- long hair shaved off.
‘‘I was thinking about . . . and I had a little cry but it is only hair and it will grow back. I have raised half but I will shave my hair off regardless of whether I raise the full amount or not,’’ she said on Monday.
South Waikato resident Celeste Van Dam will shave off her locks next month to help raise funds and awareness for Shave for a Cure.