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Colourful councillor launches vote on dyeing his hair
11:00am Wednesday 27th February 2013 in News
A COLOURFUL councillor from Wollescote is putting his head on the block and is asking people to vote on him dyeing his hair for charity.
Cradley and Foxcote Councillor Richard Body is taking advantage of no municipal elections this year and has launched his own poll to raise money for St Peter’s Church and Homer Hill Park.
The Labour politician could end up having to walk around with true blue hair for a week after the vote if his Conservative opponents conspire to win the charity poll.
Cllr Body, who lives on Grove Road, said: “There is not a proper election this year so I thought it would be a fun way to raise money for two very special Cradley causes.
“The votes will be counted on Friday April 5 and the next day I will have my hair dyed the winning colour and then the Saturday after the whole lot will be shaved off in St Peter’s Church.
“Hopefully people will come along and see the spectacle and enjoy refreshments too.”
Cllr Body has plumped for primary colours for the hair dye options so his head will be easy to spot by passers by.
He said: “The choice is ruby red, banana yellow, royal blue or green grass and people can vote on slips, it costs £2 a vote, and people can vote as many times as they like.”
He added: “I know we are going through tough economic times at present and I promise every penny raised will be spent in Cradley.
“St Peters Church and Homer Hill Park have a long standing history here in Cradley and with the help of your donated money, I know the funds will be put to good use, benefiting all of us.”
The Friends of Homer Hill Park need the money for pathways so more people can walk around and keep fit whilst the church are transforming its grounds so members of the public visit easily.
Voting slips will be available in stores across Cradley, St Peters Church, Cradley Labour Club, the Laurels club, Cradley CE School, Colley Lane Primary School, Cradley Community Centre or available from Richard in person.