HAIR RAISING: Lions president Stella Jackson shaves Yamba bowler Don Freeman’s head raising money in Movember. Photo Debrah Novak
HAIR RAISING: Lions president Stella Jackson shaves Yamba bowler Don Freeman’s head raising money in Movember. Photo Debrah Novak

Smooth move for $500 pushes up heady total for men of Movember

HAIRY upper lips at the Yamba Bowling Club have been and gone for another year, but bowls coordinator Don Freeman has waved goodbye to another part of his manliness to honour Movember.

Mr Freeman vowed to go bald on top if the club received a single donation of $500. The Yamba Lions Club was quick to come to the party with the solid donation, bringing the club's total fundraising efforts to $1680.

"And so I had to live up to my threat and shave my head," Mr Freeman said.

He farewelled his locks on Saturday.

He said it was his first time in such an aerodynamic state.

"I might get a bit sunburnt," Mr Freeman said.

Now mo-free and hair-free, Mr Freeman said he felt like a new man.

"When I had the mo, a few friends avoided me and I got some emails saying I looked like a 70s porn star which was not the look I was going for," he said.

"But it was a good cause and everyone got behind us."

Release supervisor Blake Wolfe said he was glad to wave goodbye to his moustache come the end of November.

"It was okay until the last week - then it got a bit ticklish," Mr Wolfe said.

"I didn't mind it, but the wife hated it.

"I think that was the consensus from the wives all round - they wanted them gone!"



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