Mullet shave for a good cause

Bowling the Mullets Hampstead Bowling Club crew from left, Natalia Scott, Dayle Prichard, Steve Gamble, Regan Broker, Dale Frampton and, front, barbers Carla and Belinda, with Hunter Gamble, 6, and Craig Kellett.

Hampstead Bowling Club members Dayle Prichard, Regan Broker, Steve Gamble, Craig Kellett and Dale Frampton have shaved off their mullets and raised nearly $2000-and-counting for Gumboot Friday.

Six-year-old Hunter Gamble, son of Steve, also joined the cause and got his mullet removed too.

Dayle, Regan and Steve had been growing mullets since last year’s Queenstown marathon.

They intended keeping them for this year’s event, but with the marathon delayed until next year due to covid, they decided to cut them off with the help of barbers Belinda and Carla, of B’s Barber shop.

New club member Natalia Scott – a youth support worker and the partner of fellow mullet grower Dale Frampton, suggested supporting Gumboot Friday and the guys jumped on board.

Gumboot Friday was set up by New Zealand mental health advocate Mike King’s I Am Hope organisation.

Father and son duo Steve Gamble and Hunter, 6, get their mullets chopped for a good cause from Carla and Belinda, of B’s Barbers.

It is a fun way for Kiwi’s to raise money for kids’ mental health.

But also join in the mental health conversation while raising money to provide free and timely counselling for any young person in need.

The bowlers have set up the Bowling the Mullets Hampstead Bowling Club Givealittle page and donations can be made through until February 1, 2022.

All of the donations made to the cause will go to counselling for young people with registered mental health practitioners.

Hampstead Bowling Club will celebrate their 75th jubilee on December 18 and all past and current members are invited to join the celebrations at the club.