Shave in father’s honour benefits cancer study

Photo: Michael Thomas
Photo: Michael Thomas
Surrounded by friends and family at Arrowtown’s The Fork and Tap pub on Friday, Jed Crawford (10) had his head shaved to raise money for cancer research in honour of his late father, Keith.

After starting out in September with a goal of raising $1000, Jed ended up raising more than $25,000 for a $3 million clinical trial being run by the Gillies McEndoe Research Institute in Wellington.

Jed’s father, who was The Fork and Tap’s co-publican, died in May, aged 49, after a long fight with glioblastoma, a malignant brain tumour.

Friday would have been his 50th birthday.

Jed’s 13-year-old sister, Zoe, helped perform the honours with the clippers. 

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