Phil gets a head start
PHIL Hoad has probably chosen the worst time of year to shave his head, but the cause is worthwhile.
The Coffs Harbour firefighter lost his locks at the Coffs Hotel on Monday night and raised $400 for children with cancer and other serious illnesses.
"I live at Bellingen and when I got home after the shave, my head was freezing," Mr Hoad said.
"But it was all for a good cause."
Mr Hoad bit the bullet during a visit to Coffs Harbour by a crew of Umina firefighters, who are touring the State to raise money for childhood cancer research and kids living with the illness.
They wound up with a total of $1400 from the night, thanks in part to the Coffs Hotel buying a 2005 Roosters jumper signed by the 2005 squad.
The firefighters have so far collected more than $10,000 during their mission.
Since 1995, police and emergency services personnel have shaved their heads to help save kids' lives in a promotion known as Bluey Day.
n Naomi Nation at the Coffs Harbour Dental Centre is losing her hair on Friday during the World's Greatest Shave to Care and Cure, a Leukaemia Foundation fundraiser.
Naomi, whose late mum had cancer, hopes people will make donations by either visiting the centre at 77 Albany Street or logging onto her sponsor page at worldsgreatestshave.com.au.
All donations go into the draw for an electric toothbrush and clean at the dental centre.
For more information, contact Naomi on 6652 3344.