Rebel FM breakfast radio presenter shaves head for charity
Rebel FM’s James Brooks has helped to raise funds for charity by shaving the logo of a local business into his hair.
The Gold Coast radio station’s Breakfast host managed to raise $500 for two charities – the Leukaemia Foundation and the Jack Reed Foundation – off the back of the stunt after boutique interior showroom Three Balls Red reached out to him following an on-air discussion.
“It started with a general chat on air,” Brooks said.
“I was talking about how I had never done anything with my hair, and I was thinking about doing something different.
“Three Balls reached out after they heard us speak about my hair on-air and said they would give us $500 for charity if I got their logo shaved in my hair,” he continued.
“It wasn’t my favourite haircut I’ve ever had. I generally don’t like change, but I’m really glad that some money and awareness was raised for some deserving people.”
Chris Tanti, CEO of the Leukaemia Foundation, expressed his gratitude towards Brooks and Three Balls Red for their donation to the organisation.
“When combined, blood cancers are the second most diagnosed cancers in Australia and the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths in the country,” Tanti said.
“This generous donation will help ensure that the growing number of Australian families facing blood cancer have someone to turn to every step of the way in their journey, a place to call home during treatment, and access to the best possible care, as well as helping brilliant research scientists continue their search for better ways to diagnose and treat blood cancer more effectively.”