YOUNG Hugh McDonald-Crowley showed some serious initiative when he
put his hand up for the World's Greatest Shave.
Inspired by a few mates who offered to lose their locks for leukaemia,
the 10-year-old Ainslie Primary student raised more than $600, largely
through the good will of fellow primary school students.
''Well I had three other friends that are doing it, and two friends did
it last year, so I thought I might do it this year,'' he said just
before getting in the chair.
His dad Nick was taken with his boy's boldness, so he asked
acquaintance, and intrepid gold medal-winning paralympian, Michael
Milton to wield the clippers.
The Paralympian was freshly shorn from earlier in the week, and offered
some reassuring words before the main event.
''The feeling of the wind through your hair rocks,'' he told the
Hugh showed a little bit of nerves before surrendering his full head of
hair, but after Milton's deft shearing he was stoked with the results.
Photo: Nick MacDonald-Crowley succumbs to Milton's clippers.