IF ANYONE has a beanie to spare, Ron Heier would be eternally grateful.
As part of the World’s Greatest Shave, the local lost his locks on Thursday
“There would have been at least 10 people at the pub who shaved or coloured their hair,” he said.
“One guy shaved his chest because he was bald, everyone said to him, ‘Well now you can see the tattoos’.”
And he smashed his goal of $1100, totalling $1400 as he raised money on Allan St through February and March.
“I just want to say thanks to the people of Kyabram, everyone’s donations — from 20 cents to $20 — were really appreciated,” he said.
“And it was just as good to hear people’s stories of how they were affected.
“To those currently diagnosed I wish them the best for a speedy recovery, to those in remission continued good health, and those who lost someone — my condolences.”
The fundraising had a personal connection for him after his wife died from cancer 11 years ago — and while he was fundraising this year, a close friend was diagnosed.
Now, he has posted off his hair to be made into a wig and he needs to send a photo to his daughters in America. “My youngest daughter shaved her hair last year and she said she wants to see the before and after photos,” he said.
To donate, visit worldsgreatestshave.com.au