Tim Sauer is prepared to chop off his dreadlocks to raise funds in memory of his uncle, Maryborough's Cyril Harris, who died of motor neuron disease.
Tim Sauer is prepared to chop off his dreadlocks to raise funds in memory of his uncle, Maryborough's Cyril Harris, who died of motor neuron disease.

Dreadlocks to get the chop to fund fight against MND

TIM Sauer has been growing his dreadlocks for about eight years, but he is preparing to cut them off to raise funds for the fight against motor neuron disease.

Mr Sauer lost his uncle, well-known Maryborough businessman Cyril Harris, to the disease in February last year and he is determined to raise both money and awareness to honour his uncle's memory - and if that means getting a haircut, that's a price he is willing to pay.

Mr Sauer, who is from Maryborough but is currently travelling overseas, has created a fundraising page on gofundraise.com.au and has set a target of $5000.

One it is raised, the scissors will come out, he said.

Mr Sauer said all funds raised would go to the Motor Neuron Disease research Institute of Australia.

Motor neuron disease is a progressive disease involving the degeneration of motor neurons and wasting of the muscles.