Husband's cancer battle inspires Kathy to donate her hair

PAYING THANKS: Russell and Kathy Wicks are hoping to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation's World's Greatest Shave at a community event at Cargo. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 0613jkshave1
PAYING THANKS: Russell and Kathy Wicks are hoping to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation's World's Greatest Shave at a community event at Cargo. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 0613jkshave1

The wife of a man who is in remission from leukaemia will cut off her hair at a fair in Cargo on Sunday, June 25, to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave.

Kathy Wicks says her husband is still alive because of research achieved with other people’s fundraising and now her husband Russell is getting stronger again she wants to do her bit.

“I’ve grown my hair long so that it can be used for somebody who is going to lose their hair,” Mrs Wicks said.

“They don’t like to use anything that is less than 20cm long.”

Mrs Wicks said Russell was diagnosed with acute leukaemia in November 2015 and in a seven month period he had 20 days at home.

“But we are through it, he’s much, much stronger, it’s absolutely amazing,” she said.

There will be about 45 stalls selling a wide range of items at the fundraising market as well as children’s activities

The Market and Car Boot Sale Day will take place on the Cargo village green and in the community hall from 10am to 4pm and Mrs Wicks’ haircut will be at 2pm.

In addition to money being raised on the day, Mrs Wicks is also raising money online at worldsgreatestshave.com