BEGA resident Shirley Watson describes her newly shaved head as feeling “like sandpaper”.
On Sunday, Ms Watson, 72, braved the clippers to raise money for Bega Valley Can Assist.
The shave, which took place at the annual open garden day at Collinswood near Candelo, raised more than $6000 for Can Assist.
The money raised will go towards supporting local cancer patients and their families.
More than 200 of Ms Watson’s friends and family watched on as she lost her locks for charity.
Ms Watson said she was still getting used to her new haircut.
“It feels funny, it feels like sandpaper,” she said.
“But it’s nice to support Can Assist, raise some money and have a bit of fun.”
Ms Watson said it was “amazing” to raise over $6000.
“There was a great turnout [on Sunday],” she said.
“I absolutely can’t speak highly enough of the support from local businesses and people.
“The group and the town have been so supportive.”
The third annual Collinswood Open Garden Day also proved a great success, raising an additional $2000 for Can Assist.
Bega Valley Can Assist president Rhonda van Bracht thanked Ms Watson for her donation to the charity.
“It was a real boost for our garden day,” she said.
Can Assist helps those with cancer and their families who are struggling with financial hardship while they are undergoing treatment.
Ms Watson joined Can Assist four years ago after her husband John’s battle with cancer.
She said she was proud to shave her head for the charity.
“Everyone in the Valley has been touched in some way, cancer doesn’t care who you are,” Ms Watson said.