Just in time for winter, seven wharfies from DP World, Botany have voluntarily gone bald, but it was all for a good cause.
Joining them in their fundraising efforts, which saw them bag more than $7000 for the Leukemia Foundation, was Belinda Koleski who dyed her long dark locks a variety of colours as part of the World’s Greatest Shave.
Spiritual leader of the group known as Nude DP Nuts, Darren Stedman, said he was overwhelmed that they managed to smash their goal of $2000 by 300 per cent.
Joining Stedman and Koleski was Dave “Macca” McElhinney, Mike Barnett, Luke Hall, Jamie McMechan, Justin Timmins and Nate Ford.
Two at a time, they took their turns in getting razored by hairdressers from Our Hair Studio, who kindly donated their time and tools to the effort.
Timmins, who had already undergone a Great Shave a couple of years ago said leukemia was a horrible, indiscriminate disease that could affect anyone at any age and therefore a worthy charity to support.
According to the Leukemia Foundation’s website: “Today, 31 Australians will get the news they have blood cancer.”
“That's another 31 reasons to support the Leukaemia Foundation's work – providing practical and emotional support to people facing the challenge of blood cancer, as well as investing in vital research to find better treatments and cures.
“60,000 people are going through this in Australia right now - please sponsor us and help us reach our team goal.”
Donations can still be made here.