Dad waxes off hair for charity


Keith Munday before the waxing
Keith Munday before the waxing

Keith Munday lost his 20-year-old daughter Fallon when she died from an asthma attack five months ago.

There was a good turnout at the Byford Tavern to see Mr Munday’s hair stripped off and he raised $7500 for the Asthma Foundation.

Darling Range MLA Tony Simpson paid $200 to pull off the first strip of wax.

Mr Munday got the idea to wax his chest after the funeral director for Fallon cut a piece of her hair off and gave it to him.

“The waxing didn’t hurt for me,” Mr Munday said.

“All I have left is her hair and that is what made me come up with the idea. A man having his body waxed is something different. It was designed to get everyone in the community involved.

“If we got $5000 that would have been marvellous because I told people I would not do it for less than $1000.”

Mr Munday said his next fundraising effort would be the Freeway Bike Hike for Asthma on April 3. To donate to the Asthma Foundation, visit https://www. asthmaaustralia.org.au/national/support-us/donate/make-a-donation

Fallon’s Story

KEITH Munday and his wife Leonie were in Augusta last year when they received a call telling them their daughter Fallon had had an asthma attack.

Fallon was having lunch when she suffered the attack and an ambulance was called for her.

Mr Munday said he and his wife packed their bags as quickly as possible and by the time they had reached Margaret River, they received a call saying Fallon had died.

He said Fallon’s condition was never severe and she had had only a few trips to the hospital since being diagnosed with asthma in her early teens.

Mr Munday felt there needed to be more awareness of asthma because not enough people knew it could be fatal.

“This has been devastating for our family,” he said.

“Fallon meant so much to us and we have lost her in a way we could never have expected.”