Char­ity shave on de­spite ‘lit­tle cry’

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

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.

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