Locks off during lockdown

By Dave Di Somma - Harness News Desk

She’s been thinking about it for six months.

And now Canterbury driver-trainer Amber Lethaby has made the call : she’s getting her head shaved to raise awareness and funds for Child Cancer research.

“I’ve been talking about it, and putting it off, well it’s time to do it!”

She says nothing in particular has prompted her, she just decided it was a cause she wanted to be involved in.

And she knows it’s going to feel weird. She says she’s had the same hairstyle for years - “everyone who else knows me knows that I wear it up” – and that the last time her hair was really short was when she was a child.

“Mum gave me some outrageous hairdos when I was little”

Soon it won’t just be short, it will be non-existent.

“It’s going to be a cold winter but I’ll buy some hats and by the time Cup day comes along, I should be ok for that.”

A venue and time for the head-shaving hasn’t been organised as yet because of the uncertainty about what everyone can and can’t do with COVID-19 restrictions but in the meantime she is keen to raise as much as money as possible.

Initially she set a target of $1000 – but in just a few days she had surpassed that already.

Amber is well known in the industry and many of her fellow trainers and drivers have been quick to contribute to the case already.

Anyone wanting to donate can go to :



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