Les Larson coloured his hair in a rainbow pattern in support of the Leukaemia Foundation
Les Larson coloured his hair in a rainbow pattern in support of the Leukaemia Foundation Emily Blatchford

Les has passion for cause

LES Larson looks hot. Just ask him.

The 76-year-old has dyed his hair rainbow coloured in support of the Leukaemia Foundation's World's Greatest Shave.

When he's raised at least $2000 he will shave it all off. He's raised $1500 so far. As he told The Observer, he's a pretty persuasive guy.

It's a cause that's pretty close to the Gladstone man's heart.

His wife Dot battled the disease for more than a decade. She died two years ago.

The couple would drive to Brisbane to get Dot's treatment.

"We'd leave Gladstone at midnight and be there by 7am," Les said.

While they were there the Leukaemia Foundation always made sure they had a place to stay. "They are an unbelievable organisation - they really are. I try to help them in a small way."

Dot's memory drives Les.

"She was the most wonderful girl I'd ever met.

"I still cuddle her pillow every night and still speak to her.

"You don't dissolve a 46-year-old marriage by someone dying."

Les said Dot would support his crusade. "Dot would love it. She'd be proud."

 



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