Published in the Warrnambool Extra, March 13, 2013
REECE Lane will cut his dreadlocks this month with the hope of raising $1000 for leukaemia research.
The 22-year-old graphic design student said he decided to take part in the World’s Greatest Shave, which runs from March 14 to 17, because many of his family members, including his dad, had suffered from cancer.
“I have been in and out of hospitals for most of my life and I have been around a lot of leukaemia patients,” he said.
“I have seen first-hand where the money goes and so I thought it was a great cause.”
He will shave his 52 dreadlocks at a fund-raising event at Your Break on Saturday night, March 16.
People can buy raffle tickets and donate on the night.
Mr Lane said he was grateful that owner Niel Swan donated the popular Liebig Street venue for the cause.
With an extra donation, members of the public can cut one of his dreadlocks using a variety of cutting utensils provided.
Mr Lane said while he had received a lot of interest from people, dreadlocks were still up for grabs.