Forbes' George Barnes and Netty Shalless join World's Greatest Shave

Head down to Bunnings this Saturday to support two Forbes locals who are going under the clippers for the Leukaemia Foundation's World's Greatest Shave.

George Barnes and Netty Shalless will brave the razor for a good cause during a fundraising event at Bunnings starting at 9am.

Netty said they are both extremely keen to shave their hair in support of the Leukaemia Foundation.

Netty has been growing her hair, and will be donating her long locks to be made into a wig for those with cancer.

George jokes his hair clippings will be used to help clean up oil spills.

The pair have a joint goal of $3000 that they want to raise during with the help of the community and their fundraising event at Bunnings.

As of Tuesday, March 12 they have raised more than $1210.

Netty said she had been growing her hair for the last three and a half years and decided to shave it off almost two years ago. 

"I got to the point where I thought, why not get people to pay for me to do it and go to a good cause," she said.

George said this was his annual hair cut and he decided to throw his hat in the ring with Netty to raise funds for the Leukaemia Foundation.

The pair's fundraising event runs from 9am at Bunnings and for a small donation, visitors will be able to have their hair coloured or shaved as well as pick up a sausage sandwich.

Netty said they would like to thank the people and organisations that donated food and drinks for the fundraising event.

"I have the great privilege of working with great people," she said.

While the fundraising event begins at 9am, Netty said they will go under the razor at 11am.

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