Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Fresh Approach to Charity; Woolies Worker Wants a $1000 Haircut for Children's Hospital

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Fresh Approach to Charity; Woolies Worker Wants a $1000 Haircut for Children's Hospital

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Byline: Murray Wenzel

TONY Darlison will be hoping for a warm winter this year when he shaves his beloved locks in just over a month's time.

As part of the Woolworths Fresh Food Kids Hospital Appeal, which raises funds for the Royal Children's Hospital, Mr Darlison hopes to raise in excess of $1000 for his hair-raising effort.

"It'll be a shame to part from it, but it's for a good cause and hopefully more people will get behind it because of this," the Woolworths employee said.

The razor is currently charging up, ready for the big day, bringing an end to a two-and-a-half year period without a trim.

Mr Darlison's brave fundraising approach is just the tip of the iceberg at Woolworths in Queensland and northern New South Wales, who regularly raise money courtesy of raffles, donations and stunts such as this.

Alanah Heininger, the women in charge of fundraising at Woolworths Sugarland, said staff will be out that morning with collection tins, plus raffles for Easter eggs are available from all checkouts. …

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