Butcher’s locks go under the knife

Lowood butcher Kurt Brown will feel light headed on 6 April after he shaves his dreadlocks for the Leukaemia Foundation. Picture: KURT BROWN

Kurt Brown is lopping his locks this Saturday in Lowood to raise funds for the Leukaemia Foundation (LF)

The M&K Butcher Brothers co-owner has grown his dreadlocks for six years now, but is saying goodbye to support a good cause.

“They’re about halfway down my back, so about 40 or 50cm,” Kurt said.

“I’ve had them a long time, so it’s going to be a very different feeling without them.”

Kurt said Glamorgan Vale local and regular LF fundraiser Geoff Beattie instigated the shave.

“He’s a pretty big influence on the fundraiser and he’s always been into me about doing it,” Kurt said.

“I’ve always said that when I cut it off I would do it for a fundraiser, and Geoff Beattie’s getting a bit older so I thought I would jump on and do the fundraiser for him.”

Kurt has already raised $1,000, and will begin properly fundraising this week.

“We’re actually going to do a super Saturday at the butcher shop with heaps of specials,” he said.

“We’re going to have a barbecue with gold coin donation for a sausage sizzle, and we’ve got a few raffles we’ll do on the day.

“Come down and support a local business at the same time as the fundraiser.”

The shave will be held on Saturday 6 April, 10am at M&K Butcher Brothers, 63 Main Street in Lowood.

Support Kurt online: my.leukaemiafoundation.org.au/kurtbrown