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The Byron Shire Mayor Simon Richardson has gone half cut for the Daintree!

This month is all about going HalfCut for the Forest.

Jimmy HalfCut was in the region recently working with Rainforest 4 promoting his HalfCut Campaign to encourage people to cut half their beard, their moustache, their hair, or even their lawn – in fact anything that can be cut in ‘half’ to raise money for Daintree Rainforest buyback.

Mayor Richardson spent five years of his life as a forest activist, involved in on-the-ground campaigns at Timbarra, the Tarkine and East Gippsland, so Simon was more than happy to shave off half his beard to help raise awareness.

‘I ran into Dee Tipping who does the PR and I was sporting a bit of growth and she mentioned it, and she said cut half of it [off] and take a photo – I was more than happy to help in a minor way.’

Most people in the challenge sport the ‘half’ look for a month or more to promote conversation, but there are those like Simon who do it just for a short time to promote the cause.

‘I don’t think it would be too becoming in my role to keep half a beard – although I can see it is an effective way to cut through… or half cut through.’

HalfCut for August is about saving 8.835 hectares at lot 155 Cape Tribulation Rd in the Daintree Rainforest. To donate or find out about campaigns go to halfcut.org.

#HalfCutHeroes On The Couch

HalfCut supporters are invited to join a livestream event this Sunday 23 August at 1:30pm AEST.

Organisers say they have pulled together an all-star cast of guests on the couch in person as well as streaming in to chat with host Jimmy HalfCut.

The live stream event will include quizzes, interviews and a race between Sam Hargrave (Director of Extraction) and Paul West (River Cottage) to see who can go Halfcut fastest live on air.

Costa the Garden Gnome and Dirt Girl will also be on the couch chatting with Jimmy.

You can register for the event here.

The Facebook livestream button for Sunday afternoon at 1.30 pm is here.

Video teaser for #HalfCutHeroes On The Couch below:


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