Hair one minute, then gone
TEN years worth of hair growth was lost in 10 minutes for Murwillumbah character Bayard “Tango” Martin.
Tango went under the razor on Saturday at the Murwillumbah Services Club to raise money for the Kids with Cancer Foundation.
“It was a great day - we raised more than $2200,” club supervisor Linda Honnery said.
Tango, who sported hot pink hair and a purple beard last week, had not had a haircut or shave in a decade, which was the last time he lost it all for fundraising.
“He looked very different after the shave but he looked great,” Miss Honnery said.
“I think he was a bit cold. - he needs to go and buy a couple of beanies - but he was definitely happy with the cut.”
The trim took about 10 minutes, Miss Honnery said.
“It all came off, hair and beard,” she said.
A large amount of people gathered in the club to watch the spectacle.
“The crowd was going off because he's a regular here and all the ladies play bingo with him and everybody knows him around town,” Miss Honnery said.
“Everyone really got into the spirit of it.”
The Murwillumbah Services Club held a monster raffle in conjunction with the event, with more than 50 prizes.
“Everybody in town was just so generous. Some people even re-donated things,” Miss Honnery said.
“It was a huge day.”
The Kids with Cancer Foundation Australia uses its funds to assist doctors, nurses, families and support groups involved in caring for children with cancer.