If you are thinking of getting a haircut, March 24 might be a good day (or night) to do it.
That is when a group of Gore hairdressers will be cutting hair for 24 hours to raise money for hospice services.
Organiser Anna Hillis said she got the idea for a ‘‘24-hour cutathon’’ when she saw a group of sheep shearers run a similar fundraiser for a different cause.
She chose hospice services after having a conversation with someone about the free service.
‘‘Everyone in their life has been touched by hospice or knows someone whom hospice has looked after,’’ she said.
She herself had relatives who were cared for by hospice in their final moments.
As hospice was not 100% government funded, she thought the fundraiser would be a good way to help.
Rolling teams of hairdressers would be cutting through the day and night to make sure the quality of the cuts was consistent, she said.
They would start cutting at 4pm and bookings were essential, though there would be a hairdresser ‘‘floating around’’ to do walk-ins.
Cuts were $60 for women, $30 for men and 13 to 17-yearolds and $20 for children 12 and under, she said.
All the money raised will be donated to hospice.
To make a booking, contact Finesse Hair and Beauty via its Facebook page or phone 03 208-6926.