Brav­ing the shave

Gatton Star - - News - Tom Thread­ing­ham tom.thread­ing­ham@gat­ton­star.com.au

ONE Hat­ton Vale cou­ple will em­brace a new look as they brave the shave in aid of a good cause.

Ian and Wendy Knopke will lose their hair as part of the Team J and J for the World’s Great­est Shave Golf Day this Satur­day.

Along with rais­ing money, Ian said the shave would hold spe­cial sig­nif­i­cance for the pair.

“Wendy and I both knew Jor­dan and Jodie whom Team J and J rep­re­sent,” Ian said.

“Re­cently I lost a cousin to a very ag­gres­sive MS too, noth­ing to do with leukaemia, but they were a lovely per­son and it just made me re­alise how pre­cious your health is and what a short time you have to give back to the com­mu­nity.”

Ian has tamed his mul­let and goa­tee since he was a teenager but would farewell the look on Satur­day.

“We do­nate usu­ally but this year we thought we would take a dif­fer­ent ap­proach,” he said.

“The Lock­yer Val­ley com­mu­nity has been good to us in busi­ness for 24 years so I found this is one way we can give back.”

The Knop­kes said they hoped to raise $2000.

“Any­one that is pre­pared to do it, come down be­cause the cause is well worth­while,” Ian said.

The golf day will be a two-per­son am­brose held at the Fair­ways Tav­ern and Golf Club this Satur­day with tee-off at 11am. There will also be mar­ket stalls on site for the event.

PHOTO: TOM THREAD­ING­HAM

BRAVE SHAVE: Wendy and Ian Knopke will lose their locks.

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