FAIRFAX Community Newspaper staffers Michelle Hazelwood and Mita Chakravarthy had a close shave last week in the truest sense of the term.
They decided to have their hair cropped as a show of support for the Leukaemia Foundation’s annual Greatest Shave campaign.
The features department telemarketers said they were inspired to join the cause, which raises money for people who have blood cancer.
Mita had the most to lose. Before the cut, her hair draped down to her waist. It was donated to Ascot wigmakers in Crows Nest.
Mita said she always thought her hair could be used for a good cause.
‘‘I’ve grown it forever,’’ she said.
‘‘It was serving no purpose on my head.
‘‘It feels fantastic to have it gone. I can actually feel the wind in my hair.’’
Michelle said she hoped her participation would make a difference to people who had cancer.
‘‘I feel that I’ve done something worthwhile and given something good to somebody out there,’’ she said.
‘‘I lost my son three years ago.
‘‘You don’t know what it’s like to lose a sick child, and I just thought I’d like to give back some support to other mothers and children.’’