Head shave raises funds for Barnardos and Redruth Amateur Operatic Society's latest show
A DEDICATED member of a Redruth operatic group has gone bald to raise funds for two good causes.
Keith Edwards, a life member of the Redruth Amateur Operatic Society Trust (RAOST), was cheered on by cast and crew of its latest production, Annie, as his head was shaved on Sunday.
Mr Edwards is to play the role of Daddy Warbucks in the society's forthcoming show, but this time he will be reminiscent of a bald Albert Finney who played the part in the original film version.
The money raised will be shared by RAOST and children's charity Barnardo's.
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After the deed had been done, Mr Edwards said: "Now I have to go home to face my wife.
"I hope it has been worth it and that we raise lots of money for Barnardo's and towards show costs."
Each production can cost more than £20,000 to stage but RAOST decided to share funds with Barnardo's as Annie is about an orphan.
Although Mr Edwards now lives in Bath, he regularly travels 200 miles for rehearsals, and has been treasurer for the past three years.
In support of Mr Edward's fundraising efforts, Emily Bradley-Leah, one of the two girls playing the role of Annie, donned a skull cap during the head shave.
Mr Edwards added: "I hope that this will help to encourage even more people to come to see this very special show."
Throughout rehearsals and during the run of the show there will be opportunities for people to contribute to Barnardo's.
Annie will be performed at The Regal Theatre, Redruth, from October 29 to November 2 at 7.30pm, with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.
Tickets are available from the Regal Theatre box office, via www.merlincinemas.co.uk or by calling 01209 216278.