Trevor Farrell – taking it all off for charity.
Trevor Farrell – taking it all off for charity.

Shaving for a cure

Trevor Farrell’s beard has been an asset for him, getting him some modelling work for photographic clubs in Brisbane including a third place at the Ecca photographic competition last year. But after 25 years, it’s all coming off in the name of charity.

Trevor is taking part in the World’s Greatest Shave tomorrow (Friday) and will raise about $2000 for leukaemia research. It will also be the first time his wife and his eight step kids will have seen his face.

“My wife likes me hairy but is prepared to support me in this and the kids are all tickled pink. They’ve often wondered what I look like under there and they are about to find out,” he said, adding that he had been thinking about it for a few years, but other things got in his way.

“It’s the sort of thing you do once in a lifetime... This year I’ve got the timing right and a quarter of a century seems like a nice rounded figure... I’m not fit enough to paddle down the river to raise funds or walk around Australia, but this is something that I can do to raise a significant amount of money.”

Other shaves will be happening around the region including the Goonellabah Tavern from 7pm on Friday when Nadine Van Arendonk will shave her shoulder-length blonde hair and Mayor Jenny Dowell will dye hers pink. The Lismore Shopping Square will be hosting shaves on Saturday. For more info or to sign up, go to www.worldsgreatestshave.com.


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