Amanda Sutherland loses locks at Dookie to support mother who is suffering from cancer.ALEXANDRA BOLKAS February 11, 2014 4:04am
The 40°C heat did not deter Dookie’s community from supporting Amanda Sutherland as she shaved her head for a good cause.
More than 50 residents gathered on Sunday in the shade of the town’s CWA Gardens to watch as Mrs Sutherland’s long brown hair was slowly shed.
Mrs Sutherland invited people to donate whatever they wanted for a chop of her locks, with proceeds going to Goulburn Valley Health’s Peter Copulos Cancer and Wellness Centre.
‘‘As soon as my mum was diagnosed (with cancer), I knew she was going to lose her hair and I thought I’d do it with her to support her,’’ Mrs Sutherland said.
‘‘It’s a thank you to my mum for everything she has done for me. It goes to show that I would do anything for her.’’
Mrs Sutherland said she had $80 before Sunday.
But thanks to the town’s support, she was able to exceed her target of $1000, reaching $2000.
‘‘And still collecting,’’ she said.
Mrs Sutherland said her son Daniel, 17, and friends Brendan Carey and Andrew Fleming also shaved their head for the cause.
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