A TEAM of Padthaway locals have lost their locks and raised a staggering amount of more than $28,000 as part of the World's Greatest Shave.
Close to 170 people attended the auction and "shave" at the Padthaway Football Club on Saturday night - and spent big.
"It was just a typical Padthaway thing, they got right behind it," said now bald organiser Trevor Pomery.
The pleasure of shaving off Trevor's hair sold for $1000, while his beard went for another $1000, and his eyebrows for $700.
Landmark Padthaway's Lucy Gibbs, along with her mum Brenda and customer Luke Hayes, also farewelled their locks.
The team racked up around $6000, which was boosted by an impromptu bid of $2000 for Johnny Orton to shave his head at the end of the night.
Around 30 goods and services were also auctioned off.
Big ticket items included:
- A dinner party for eight at Henry's Drive for $2500.
- One tonne of stock blocks for $1300.
- Weekend accommodation at The Barn for $500.
- A Maxine Brown honey log for $300.
"Obviously they gave, and they spend well on top of that," Mr Pomery said of the Padthaway and Naracoorte communities. "I would have been happy with $15,000 from the night and we should get $28,000."
While the night has been hailed a major success, it wasn't all smooth sailing - a live pig donated by Terry Merrett escaped and took 40 minutes to catch, while it later bit its purchaser.
The fundraiser was in memory of well-known local and Henry's Drive vigneron Mark Longbottom, who lost his battle with leukaemia several years ago.
The World's Greatest Shave is a fundraiser for the Leukaemia Foundation which aims find a cure for blood cancers.
Donations can be made up until March 17.
"I think once people see how jolly handsome I look without hair they might donate," Mr Pomery joked.