Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has recognised the extraordinary fundraising efforts of local resident Jason Baldock, who chopped off his trademark deadlocks to raise vital funds for those suffering from cancer.
Ms Cooke presented Jason with a Community Service Award, after he raised $110,330 for Cootamundra Can Assist.
“I was so pleased to present Jason with this special award for his outstanding dedication to raising money for Can Assist,” Ms Cooke said.
“Jason’s decision to part with his cherished dreadlocks – which he had been growing for several years – to raise funds for those facing difficult circumstances, certainly captured the attention and admiration of the community.”
Ms Cooke said Jason’s efforts will have such a positive impact on the lives of those impacted by cancer.
“His commitment to this endeavour demonstrates the power of one individual to effect change, and inspire others to get involved in similar charitable causes.
“Jason’s dedication to supporting Can Assist is truly inspiring, and I was pleased to be able to acknowledge his extraordinary efforts through this very special award,” Ms Cooke said.