Dreadlocks disappear, but it was for a good cause
UPDATE November 26 2pm:
AN update to the story is Corey has raised a total of $32,836.50
Steve Watts, BM Site Engineer on the BCH project got involved, dying his red hair blue to raise extra money for Our Kids - https://www.mycause.com.au/page/115551/the-maroon-goes-blue
On the night of disecting the dreadlocks, another local called Lachlan Van de Haar had his beard shaved for a donation of $500 from a phone bidder
INITIAL: HE HAD his dreadlocks for more than four years, so plumber Corey Holden needed a good reason if he was going to get rid of them.
And he found one - local charity Our Kids, which improves health services for children on the Northern Rivers.
Mr Holden decided to call for donations to shave off his dreadlocks, with all the money raised going to Our Kids.
His efforts have paid off, with more than $18,000 raised on the MyCause website, smashing the original goal of $10,000.
He shaved off his dreadlocks last weekend at the Byron Bay Brewery.
Mr Holden is the plumbing site manager with A Murray and Sons Plumbing, one of the sub-contractors on the Byron Central Hospital project.
Brookfield Multiplex, the national contractor delivering the $88 million project, threw its support behind Mr Holden's campaign, with a $5000 donation, an on-site fundraising event with project workers and setting up the fundraising page to help collect donations.
Regional managing director at Brookfield Multiplex, David Ghannoum, said they were proud to be involved.
"Engaging with and having a positive impact on the Byron community is such an important part of our role on the Byron Central Hospital project and we are delighted to support Corey and his very worthy cause," he said.
You can help Corey raise funding here