Hair-raising fundraiser

By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on August 13, 2020

SMASHING her fundraising goal four days before the big event, Albany’s Simone Pearton is both excited and nervous to shave her head this weekend.

Ms Pearton is raising money for the Cancer Council’s Do It For Cancer fundraiser, and has dyed her hair pink in celebration of it.

But the bright locks will not remain for much longer as she will shave them all off this Saturday at 11am at Great Southern Motorcycles.

Ms Pearton has already raised $3,000 over the past two months and hopes to raise more this weekend.

“I currently have a family member travelling to Bunbury for treatment and they have said that the Cancer Council has been amazing,” she said.

“And I’ve only just realised that they are a not-for-profit that relies on donations – they do so much.

“So I thought, if I can help out, maybe I can help them find a cure for cancer.”

Ms Pearton is passionate about raising money in the fight against cancer, having participated in similar events such as Relay For Life.

People keen to support Ms Pearton can come down for a sausage sizzle from 9am before the main event at 11am.

Raffle tickets are also on sale for the chance to win a patio heater.