''Team Hot Fuzz'' had a close shave for a good cause in
A team of seven police staff called ''Team Hot Fuzz'' had
their heads shaved at the Meridian mall to fundraise for
Relay For Life, a global movement which celebrates cancer
survivorship and raises money for the Cancer Society. Police
building and fleet manager (Dunedin) Debbie Hill (43) said
she would get a ribbon tattooed on her arm to raise funds,
instead of having her head shaved.
''I don't want to lose my hair again.''
Her hair fell out when she battled breast cancer three years
ago. The hardest thing about cancer was having to tell your
family, Mrs Hill said.
Her daughter, Jordan Hill (21), a hairdresser, shaved the
heads of ''Team Hot Fuzz'' at the event.
''It makes me proud she is supporting me and something that
could affect her.''
Miss Hill said she had tests 18 months ago that revealed she
had the same genetic predisposition for cancer as her mother.
''It was scary, but it is better to know.''
Senior Constable Helen Fincham-Putter (45), of Middlemarch,
said she had raised $1100 to have her long hair shaved off
Before the clip, Snr Const Fincham-Putter she had not worried
about the thought of having a shaved head.
''It's only hair. I'm more worried about getting a sunburnt
But when she walked to the chair she had a final thought.
''What if my ears stick out?''
After the clip, her team-mates agreed she suited the short
However, Tamara Meads (30) did not have such kind words about
what the shave revealed on her partner, Constable Matt
Davidson (26), of Dunedin.
''That's not a forehead, that's a fivehead,'' she heckled.