Heads up for charity

11 March 2009 | Story by Newsroom

Sean Rennie
Before: Student Sean Rennie loses his blonde locks during the Shavathon at Kopano residence.

The annual Shavathon on 7 March proved to be a heady experience for many staff and students who succumbed to shears and colour sprays - all in the name of charity.

The annual Shavathon was hosted by the Kopano Residence Committee to raise funds for the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA).

This year more than 100 people participated, adding R1 700 to CANSA coffers. Co-ordinator Lungelo Gumede, an outreach representative for the residence, said they could have done better.

"We didn't do as well as last year because of short notice, but under the circumstances we did pretty well," he said.

The Kopano event formed part of a national Shavathon campaign on 6 and 7 March. This year, report organisers, over 200 workplaces and 137 shopping centres hosted events, with thousands of South Africans either shedding their locks or, for the less daring, having it sprayed.

Sean Rennie
After: Sean Rennie - shorn, but happy to support a good cause.

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