Dirran legends make the $5K cut for a cause
DIRRANBANDI locals need no excuse to head to the local pub on a Saturday, but when there are hair cuts, shaving and leg waxing involved, they come in droves.
Laura Easton and seven-year-old Mataya Turnbull carried out their pledge to shave and cut their hair, with residents jumping on the opportunity to help.
Laura was the face of a collective Dirranbandi Shave for a Cure, raising $3363 in total for the Leukaemia Foundation.
"It was a real community effort, and I couldn't have done it without everyone,” she said.
"At the Dirran Pub on the night we raised over $2400, there was jumping castle, face painting, a sausage sizzle and, of course, a raffle.
"There was plenty on offer for everyone, and all the kids had a great time.
"A special mention to Steve Burnett, who said he would wax his legs if he raised $1000, and we did, so he did, and there's a video on the Dirran Pub Facebook to prove it.”
Laura said there had also been walk in hair colours to add to the fundraiser.
"I couldn't have done this without the support of my Dirranbandi community. Everyone really came together,” she said.
In addition, Mataya Turnbull cut off 35 centimetres of her hair to donate to the Variety Foundation's Hair with Heart.
"That was all for her,” Laura said.
"She raised an impressive $1836 for her charity.
"We're all really proud of her, but again, the whole community really got behind her.”