Beth Watts will be shaving her hair to raise funds for cancer research in March.
Beth Watts will be shaving her hair to raise funds for cancer research in March. Tegan Annett

It’s off with her hair as Beth gets set for fundraiser

FOR the past three years, Beth Watts has not given her now very long and luscious locks a good chop with the scissors.

But in March it will be the shortest it has ever been when she takes part in the World's Greatest Shave.

Since the end of last year she had been considering taking part in the nationwide fundraiser for the Cancer Council foundation.

"It's (cancer) just so sad. I thought, since I was going to be cutting my hair anyway, I might as well do it for a cure," Ms Watts said.

She hopes to raise $1500, but she said anything would be better than nothing.

"We should be doing anything we can to help, because it's so sad. Cancer sort of touches a couple of heart strings with my family."

Ms Watts has a photography business, Cuddles Photography, and is contributing $20 of the cost of every photo shoot to her World's Greatest Shave donations.

"There needs to be some sort of cure," she said.

Ms Watts was saddened over the fact that many young children are diagnosed with the life-threatening disease.

"I sort of think if it was one of my kids, I would want as much fundraising done as possible for cancer," she said.

To donate to Ms Watts' World's Greatest Shave fundraising efforts visit the Cuddles Photography Facebook page and follow the link, or search Elizabeth Watts on the World's Greatest Shave website.

It was a record-breaking year for the World's Greatest Shave 2013 with more than $5.2 million raised in Queensland and $20 million nationally.

More than 40,000 Queenslanders participated last year, who either shaved or coloured their hair.

Funds raised from the World's Greatest Shave enable the foundation to continue providing free support services, such as accommodation, transport, counselling and education services, as well as funding ground-breaking research.