By Alesha Capone
Point Cook man Will Roberts is prepared to go to great lengths to raise funds for a good cause.
Next month, Mr Roberts will cut off his long hair and beard to raise money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF), as part of the organisation’s Zero Hero campaign.
Mr Roberts said that every few years since the age of 18, he has cut off his hair and donated it to charity to be made into a wig for someone suffering from an illness such as cancer.
He said that this year, he decided to also fundraise for the NBCF, after a “very good friend” was diagnosed with breast cancer.
So far, Mr Roberts’ family, friends and colleagues at Peter Stevens Motorcycles in Kensington have donated more than $1500 to his fundraising efforts.
Mr Roberts said the last time he cut his hair was 2015.
“I don’t really mind cutting it, I like having long hair but knowing that I’m helping someone is great,” he said.
Mr Roberts and his wife Claire may also look familiar to other Point Cook residents, as every December they help spread Christmas spirit in the suburb.
Mr Roberts dresses up as Santa Claus, and the pair hop onto his Harley and ride around Point Cook’s parks, giving lollies out to local children.
Mr Roberts will have his hair and beard cut at Hey Blondie! in Newport on Saturday, November 2.
Visit fundraise.nbcf.org.au/sponsor-zero-hero and search “Will Roberts” to make a donation.