A family of four have shaved, dyed, and styled their hair all in the name of charity before they take part in this weekend’s Melbourne Marathon.
For each fundraising milestone brothers Scott and Lewis Fotheringham and their parents Sara and Alan Fotheringham have come up with a quirky and strange way to celebrate.
Once the group reached $2,000, 24-year-old Scott committed to a ‘trendy’ haircut, while at $5,000 his mother Sara has decided she’d let her hair go grey.
At $7,500 Scott’s brother, Lewis, said he would dye his hair peroxide blonde and $10,000 his father Alan must shave off his ‘famous’ moustache.
The family are eager to raise as much as they can for the Cabrini Foundation who treated Alan during his battle with bowel cancer.
“The Day Oncology Team at Cabrini Hospital have made our lives so much easier over the past year, and now we can show our support to the nurses, staff and volunteers,” Scott said.
“In true Fotheringham style, we’ve all banded together and offered an extra incentive to donate to our cause.”
The Fotheringham family have now raised more than $12,000 and each family member has stuck to their word.
“On Thursday we’ll be completing our goals at the local hairdresser in Balwyn North – and Alan will be the first to go,” Scott said.
Everydayhero’s Managing Director Pascale Harvie said she was inspired by Alan’s story and the support from his family to raise funds for the people who’ve helped him.
“The Melbourne Marathon offers an opportunity for everyone to get involved and show their support for a charity close to them,” Ms Harvie said.
“Through Everydayhero, people like the Fotheringham family have raised almost $1 million for their chosen charity.”
To support the Fotheringham family head to their Everydayhero page and donate.