Cutting hair for a cause

Albion Park's Amanda Halls shows off her hair to her father, Allan, this week before she shaves it all off next weekend. Picture: GEORGIA MATTS

Albion Park's Amanda Halls shows off her hair to her father, Allan, this week before she shaves it all off next weekend. Picture: GEORGIA MATTS

ALBION Park's Amanda Halls is putting her hair where her heart is when she shaves her head in aid of the Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia on Saturday.

The 29-year-old said her father, Allan, who has prostate cancer, asked her to help him shave his head when his hair started falling out as a side-effect of chemotherapy, and came up with the idea of a fund-raiser to help the cause.

"At first I was a bit apprehensive, but then thought 'it's just hair and will always grow back' and started planning an event, where I hope to raise $700.

"That looks well and truly achievable as I already have pledges for $550," she said.

"When I started planning I thought I may as well have it at my house, but had no idea how big it would get. I have stuck to the original plan and am pretty excited about how it will turn out. I work at Meals on Wheels in Kiama and they have been great. In fact, I have a tin there that is already pretty full."

"I just want to do something positive and my dad thinks it's great - in fact, he is amazed.

She also thanked Colin and Juanita Harris, from Terry St Meat and Seafood, who have donated the meat for the barbecue on the big day.

Anyone who wants to donate can go to www.everydayhero and type in Amanda Halls or call in to 28 Badgery Street, Albion Park. The shave and barbecue start at 11.30am.

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