Friday, 12 February 2010

Good Hair Day

A couple of weeks ago, before deployment and before the venturers arrived, Raleigh Borneo’s Country Director Extraordinaire Jim Clements put his curly locks up for auction to raise funds for Host Country Venturers.

For those of you who know and love the quality of Jim’s hair, fret not, he didn’t offer to snip his luscious golden (some say ginger) mane. Even better, he fearlessly agreed to have them straightened for a whole night on the staff’s karaoke night before the venturers arrived.


Inspired by Jim’s noble deed, Tom the accountant too agreed to join the fashion-risky fundraising act, so he willingly traded in his masculine alice band for a quick job with the straighteners for a side-swept fringe do a lá Katie Holmes.

 Tom the Accountant

Katie Holmes

The results of the fundraising mission were fantastic! Jim and Tom managed to raise over RM500 from volunteer staff, which will afford one Host Country Venturer a place on Expedition 10A.

We didn't get a photo of Jim with his straight hair because we were rushing for our taxis, but thanks to technology, we can re-create his look from the night: 


Before



After

I'm sure you, like us, applaud this sporting effort by both Tom and Jim. If you would like to help Host Country Venturers join our expeditions and make a better future for themselves, their families and their communities, you too can donate at JustGiving

*photo of Katie Holmes taken from Google Images

2 comments:

Alex said...

Without a doubt the funniest blog post I have ever read. This tops Jim's september look when he had the 'bob'

Anonymous said...

Hi Raq,
Are you actually there as I can't find you on the photos? Back from Philippines, it is so beautiful.
Hope it's going well, it looks amazing and I'm very very jealous I'm not there. I'm about to write a letter, sorry for the delay. Might miss you a tiny tiny insignificant amount.
Hi Jim & Yo, not Mac,
love Jeaniexxx