Halloween is associated with ghosts and ghouls but the real terror among us is cancer. In the spirit of this spooky holiday a Goulburn woman is raising money for CanAssist.
CanAssist has helped more than 335 people in the Goulburn region over the past decade. Now the charity has asked the community to donate money and help them continue to assist people to get cancer treatment and care. All money raised will go back to the Goulburn community.
June Fairbanks-Savell has taken the initiative to heart and had her hair cut into the shape of a rat to help raise money.
The idea was to attract attention and encourage people to donate a gold coin. June along with her three dogs will dress up in Halloween attire and traverse the streets of Goulburn.
Liason officer for CanAssist Ruth Doggett said this was June's second year raising money for the charity. She said last year they raised $1766 when June shaved a spiderweb pattern into her hair.
June said she would be the "Pied Piper piping cancer out of Goulburn."
She said she was inspired by photographs of hairstyles online "it went from there, it was just a bit of a joke."
The philanthropist said the hair-do was inspired by her two pet rats that had passed away.
"Rats are just as intelligent and affectionate as dogs," she said.
The animal carved into June's hair was inspired by the Manchester Hooded Rat - complete with googly eyes stuck on for a more life-like effect.