Woolworths managers shave for charity

Two local Woolworths managers have braved the razor to raise funds for breast cancer research.

Store Manager Noel Reardon and Produce Manager Adrian Dunn shaved their heads on Thursday night and raised $1,600 for Pink Ribbon.

Mr Reardon said they raised the money with the help of the Forbes Woolworths team and customers.

Woolworths stores across the region also did a drive to raise money for the Cancer Council's Pink Ribbon campaign.

Mr Reardon said they did the fundraiser because they were told a lot of companies find it hard to host fundraisers.

Due to the rules and regulations around COVID-19, Woolworths Forbes were unable to host raffles to help raise funds for Pink Ribbon.

Initially only Mr Dunn was going to get his head fully shaved while Mr Reardon was only slated to get fully shaved if they raised $2,000. Yet, Mr Reardon decided to shave it all off on the night despite that goal not quite being met.

Along with getting their heads shaved, if the store managed to raise $4,000, Mr Reardon said they would have dyed their hair pink for a week first.

Mr Reardon said his team did a great job in raising what they did, indeed they raised more than the other seven stores in their local group.

Cancer Council's Pink Ribbon campaign aims to raise awareness about breast and gynaecological cancers, as well as raise funds for prevention programs, support services and vital cancer research.