Lead role for charity

Jack Churchman holds photographs of the famous characters he has dressed as for charity. Picture: Andrew Ritchie        d446104
Jack Churchman holds photographs of the famous characters he has dressed as for charity. Picture: Andrew Ritchie        d446104

Armed with his sister�s dress-up clothes and a few homemade props and improvisations, the adventurous Bassendean resident has put on wigs, dresses, cosmetics and prosthetics to mirror about 60 pop-culture characters.

The process is a prelude to the film fanatic cutting off his long locks to raise money for the Cancer Council.

People nominate a famous character for him to imitate on his Facebook page for a donation before he reaches for a pair of scissors.

The task has gained traction, with more than 380 likes and more than $2200 raised so far, more than his $1500 goal.

�One of my friends did it, but he just cut his hair and I wanted to do something different,� Jack said.

�I think I will miss my hair when it is cut but it will grow back.�

Jack�s mum Suzannah said Jack was touched by the experiences of other people who faced cancer.

�We are very fortunate, no one in our family has had cancer, but people we do know have it or someone in their family does and I think that affected Jack,� she said.

Ms Churchman said she jumped at the chance to help Jack in his fundraiser by even recreating scenes that he was not old enough to see for himself.

�He just loves movies,� she said.

�At one point, we used his dad�s trousers as a jacket because it was the right colour.

�We used flour and water to make a nose for Voldemort.�

While he may not fully understand the horror behind Jack Nicholson�s �here�s Johnny� moment in The Shining, or Sigourney Weaver�s gun toting Ripley from Aliens, Jack nevertheless adopted their likeness.

He said his favourite re-creation was, however, from the age appropriate Big Hero 6.

Go to https://www.facebook.com/JacksBigCut/ to donate, or visit http://wa.cancercouncilfundraising.org.au/personalPage.aspx?RegistrationID=907970.