Copy crew cut it for cancer
Heather Brady and Sam Ainley won’t be needing to buy shampoo for a while.
The couple were among a team of six Copy Solutions employees who shaved their heads on Thursday to raise money for the Child Cancer Foundation.
"It feels really good," Ms Brady says.
"I don’t like my hair anyway."
Colleague Brent Hume started the trend after hearing about the foundation’s national Funrazor event.
Around the country more than 580 people had a close shave, raising $500,000 to help children and families with travel expenses to get cancer treatment.
The Penrose and Newton-based Copy Solutions team have raised $3200 so far.
"It’s for a really good cause," Mr Hume says.
General manager John Danbury was among the staff who lined up at Newton Hair Trade, where hairdresser Murray MacLugash waited with a number one razor.
"It definitely looks a bit different," Mr Danbury says.
He wanted to get behind the effort after losing a close friend to cancer.
"My initial reaction was ‘no way’," he says.
"But then I thought it’s for a good cause."
Mt Eden resident Chris Slipper agrees.
"There’s about a one in three chance of getting cancer and I’ve got three nieces and nephews so I definitely wanted to help," she says.
Most were excited about their new dos, but Ms Brady says her partner was shocked to have his sideburns cut off after growing them for nearly two years.
And the couple had only just stocked up on hair products.
"We bought shampoo and condition just yesterday. What a waste," she says.
Donations can be made by visiting: www.fundraiseonline.co.nz/CopySolutions.
Rain didn’t deter the 100 people who turned out at Aotea Square for the big shave at noon on Thursday, including Vodafone Warriors captain Steve Price, who raised more than $26,000.