Hair goes for a good cause
IT was 'hair, there and everywhere' at Seagulls Leagues Club, with people lining up to be shaved, waxed and dyed for charity.
Locks were lost and looks were altered as club staff took part in the World's Greatest Shave yesterday.
Seagulls general manager Wayne Kendrigan and club accountant Michael Hill put on brave faces and had their backs waxed.
But Mr Hill said the pain wasn't as bad as he expected.
“I've had worse pain than this,” he said as Hayley Pigram from Amara Beauty Therapies tore the wax strips from his back.
Maintenance manager Greg James went bald on top and ended up with a bright pink goatee.
His hair sat just below his ears before he felt the wrath of the clippers.
“I stuck my hand up to do it,” Mr James said.
“I lost my goatee as well last year, but decided not to do it this time.
“I think my daughters are going to be horrified.”
Every year about 100,000 people across Australia participate in the event, raising money for the Leukaemia Foundation.
Tweed MP Geoff Provest found himself sporting a hot pink hairdo with purple spots after donating himself to the cause. “It's all for a good cause and it's great to see the community come together to support something like this,” Mr Provest said.
He said it felt strange not to see what was happening to his hair, but he could see the shocked reactions from the people watching.
Tennille Colgrave and Kristy Rose from Saks donated their time to colour the hair, but said they weren't about to go under the scissors themselves. “We are the doers, not the other way round,” Ms Colgrave said.
The Seagulls team is hoping to raise several thousand dollars.
To support the Seagulls team:
- Visit www.worlds greatestshave.com
- Click 'Sponsor a team'
- Type 'Seagulls Club'