Lost locks to support charity drive

Sanjay Prag and Sue Dash take Joyce Tye (right) to her cancer treatment.
Sanjay Prag and Sue Dash take Joyce Tye (right) to her cancer treatment.

Sue Dash and Joyce Holding decided to sacrifice their hair after reading about Victoria Martinez’s (11) bid to raise $1000 for the Leukaemia Foundation in the World’s Greatest Shave.

They contacted Victoria and the three will team up at the Capricorn Festival to shave their scalps together on Saturday afternoon.

Ms Dash said it was also an opportunity to raise awareness of a support group several people were working to establish, the Two Rocks Yanchep Assisted Cancer Travel (TRYACT).

She said residents in those two suburbs had to travel long distances for cancer treatment at Sir Charles Gairdner, St John of God Subiaco or Royal Perth hospitals, with taxi fares costing about $130 each way.

‘You are looking at $5000 to $6000 just to travel, if you’ve got nobody to drive you,’ Ms Dash said.

Ms Dash said while they were still going through the formal steps to establish TRYACT, they did a trial drive to St John of God on Monday, March 11 to take long-time resident Joyce Tye to her radiotherapy treatment.

TRYACT secretary Sanjay Prag, a paramedic who started Westralian CommService Patient Transport last year, drove Mrs Tye and Ms Dash to the appointment.

‘It was so comfortable, lovely colours, terrific driver and a wonderful escort,’ Mrs Tye said.

To donate, visit www.worldsgreatestshave.com or for information on TRYACT, call 9561 2031.