Hair today, gone on Friday


Courtney Bowe, Leukemia Foundation’s Rebecca Barber, Esplanade Hotel’s Blair Wallace and (front) Tyler Burgess and Pink Nakia.           Picture: Robin Kornet          d449978
Courtney Bowe, Leukemia Foundation’s Rebecca Barber, Esplanade Hotel’s Blair Wallace and (front) Tyler Burgess and Pink Nakia. Picture: Robin Kornet         d449978

Hosted by the Esplanade Hotel, the Big Fremantle Shave will see representatives from the City of Fremantle, Chamber of Commerce and the South Fremantle Football Club, as well as local residents, opt to shave or colour their hair to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation.

Having raised $2000 last year, Esplanade Hotel general manager Blair Wallace said they had upped the ante with a $5000 goal for 2016.

“We feel that it’s something small that we can do to help a very deserving charity; the Leukaemia Foundation receives no ongoing government funding,” he said.

“Money raised will be used to find life-saving treatments and provide free emotional and practical support such as accommodation for regional families who need to move to the city for treatment.”

It is a big event for local Fremantle personalities, with Senator Scott Ludlam also looking to raise $10,000 by getting locals to donate money to either save or shave his well-known locks.

Locals can join in the party at the Big Fremantle Shave on March 11 from 5pm at the Ball and Chain. Visit www.worldsgreatestshave.com to donate.