Hair no Moore: Torri raises money for can­cer

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

Af­ter six years with dread­locks, Horsham’s Torri Moore de­cided it was time for a change.

But in­stead of sim­ply head­ing to a hair­dresser, Mr Moore chose to gen­er­ate in­ter­est in los­ing his locks to raise money for an im­por­tant cause.

“I fig­ured if I was go­ing to cut off all my hair, I wanted to make sure I did it for a cause. I’m do­ing it to raise money to beat blood can­cer,” Mr Moore said.

“I’ve seen ads for World’s Great­est Shave, and a few of my mates from Nara­coorte, where I’m from, have done it, so I de­cided to fol­low in their foot­steps.”

Mr Moore said he was more than ready for a de­cent chop. “Six years is long enough,” he said. “It’s hard to deal with when I’m try­ing to sleep at night and I have to tie it up. It’s also an­noy­ing to wash.”

A group of proud friends, fam­ily mem­bers and co-work­ers gath­ered at Mr Moore’s work­place, Horsham Hy­draulics, for the shave.

Hair­dresser Cassie Mack­ley lopped off each dread­lock, one by one, be­fore tidy­ing Mr Moore’s hair with clip­pers.

Mr Moore said his new hair­style made him feel ‘fresh’. “I feel a bit naked ac­tu­ally,” he said. “I’m look­ing for­ward to hav­ing a shower and feel­ing the wa­ter on my head.” Mr Moore’s ef­forts have raised more than $700 for World’s Great­est Shave, a Leukaemia Foun­da­tion cam­paign that raises money to beat blood can­cer.

Money raised from World’s Great­est Shave projects goes to­wards prac­ti­cal and emo­tional sup­port for Aus­tralian fam­i­lies fac­ing blood can­cer.

It also funds vi­tal re­search so more peo­ple can sur­vive blood can­cers such as lym­phoma, leukaemia and myeloma.

Horsham Hy­draulics owner Richard Nagor­cka said he was proud of Mr Moore’s ef­forts. “I think it’s great,” he said. “We are more than happy to sup­port Torri. It’s great to see some­one go to such an ef­fort for an im­por­tant cause.”

Mr Moore said peo­ple could visit https://se­cure.leukaemi­afoun­da­tion.­is­trant/fundrais­ing­page. aspx?reg­is­tra­tionid=659206 to make a do­na­tion.

HAIR IT GOES: Hair­dresser Cassie Mack­ley starts to cut off Torri Moore’s dread­locks for his World’s Great­est Shave cam­paign at Horsham Hy­draulics on Fri­day. Be­low: A ‘fresh’ feel­ing Torri Moore grips his locks. Pic­tures: GE­OR­GIA BAI­LEY

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