Dread­ful do­na­tion

Southern Telegraph - - News - El­lie Honey­bone

Af­ter more than eight years of main­te­nance, Rock­ing­ham res­i­dent Jonny Bar­rett has de­cided it’s time to get rid of his dread­locks.

In­stead of just go­ing about it qui­etly, how­ever, Mr Bar­rett has signed up for the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Great­est Shave and hopes to raise $2500 in sup­port.

“Sum­mer is com­ing and I have been think­ing I would like to get rid of them for a while so why not do it for a good cause,” he said.

“Nearly ev­ery­one has a friend or fam­ily mem­ber who has been af­fected by can­cer so I’m glad to be us­ing this as a rea­son to sup­port vi­tal can­cer re­search.”

With just over $600 raised al­ready through fam­ily and Face­book friends, Mr Bar­rett hopes to en­cour­age more do­na­tions from the lo­cal com­mu­nity.

His part­ner Karli Parker has vol­un­teered to be the one hold­ing the clip­pers when the money is raised.

“I have never seen him with­out dread­locks,” she said.

“I’m ner­vous but I am sure he will be just as hand­some with­out them.”

Mr Bar­rett said he orig­i­nally thought hav­ing dread­locks would be low main­te­nance.

“It’s been fun but they have got­ten a bit heavy and I have had enough now,” he said.

“If we can con­vince ev­ery­body to just put in $1 or $2 then we will eas­ily reach our goal.

“I am hop­ing enough peo­ple help out and then we can cel­e­brate down the beach with a big shav­ing cer­e­mony.”

To sup­port Jonny in his cause visit https://www.face­book.com/jonny.bar­rett.16 or email him at [email protected]­mail.com.

Pic­ture: El­lie Honey­bone

Jonny Bar­rett plans to shave his head for the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Great­est Shave once he reaches his goal of rais­ing $2500.

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