Diver takes fundraiser to new depths
Diver Megan Macdonald reached new depths this week, shaving her head underwater for charity.
The 26-year-old sat deep below the Busselton Jetty on Tuesday, where she sacrificed her locks to the ocean floor to raise awareness for the Leukaemia Foundation and the World’s Greatest Shave which will take place in March.
Having learnt to dive at age 12, Macdonald said the decision to complete the shave underwater was not out of the ordinary.
“I did the shave about eight years ago,” she said.
“The Dive Shed have always been supporters of the charity so we when we were approached to do it we thought ‘why not do it underwater?’.”
MacDonald said the weights were tied to the chair to hold it down, while she used one tank to breathe from instead of two.
“I was a little scared at first, but I put my full trust in my sister who was cutting my hair,” she said.
Leukaemia Foundation community relationships manager Deb Wilkins said 35 people in Australia were diagnosed with leukaemia a day and she hoped the underwater shave would encourage people to register for the World’s Greatest Shave which will take place in March.
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