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