It will definitely be beanie weather for local girl Josie McIntyre who is sporting a closely-cropped do after her recent Shave for A Cure effort
Josie said she had always admired those who took the plunge, but opted to grow out her hair so she could donate the trimmings to charity. As a new student at the University of Newcastle (studying speech pathology), she was swept up in the fundraiser at her new home – International House – and decided now was the time.
Her initial goal was $800 but mum Bernadette encouraged her to make it $1000, and the total has now breached $4200. Josie said it was great to see friends and family from Tenterfield donating to the cause, with the Show Society not only contributing but holding a fundraiser during its campdraft weekend.
“Even though it wasn’t happening in Tenterfield, people were still supportive, not only through donations but comments on Facebook,” Josie said.
“It’s very humbling.”
Donations are still being accepted until June 30, and can be made here.
While she had decided on a No. 3 blade shave, the hairdresser said he had only No. 1 and No. 2 blades with him.
“So a No. 2 it was,” she said.
She said the new haircut is a bit drafty but she finds it very liberating, especially having a shower and drying her hair with just a quick rub. Her 36 centimetre pony tail was donated to Variety to help alopecia patients.
While she said it’s nice for a change, her aim now it to grow her hair out long again.