James Hughes (centre) had his decade old dreadlocks cut with help from Doug Leitch(left)and Bob Armstrong (right) at the Nelson Friendship Outreach Clubhouse to raise funds for Al Williamson’s chemotherapy treatment.

James Hughes (centre) had his decade old dreadlocks cut with help from Doug Leitch(left)and Bob Armstrong (right) at the Nelson Friendship Outreach Clubhouse to raise funds for Al Williamson’s chemotherapy treatment.

Locks cut for Clubhouse friend

Nelson Friendship Outreach Clubhouse member James Hughes cut off his decade long dreadlocks as a fundraiser for Al Williamson.

Nelson Friendship Outreach Clubhouse member James Hughes cut off his dreadlocks on Friday to raise funds for a fellow Clubhouse friend, Al Williamson, who has been diagnosed with leukemia and is in Vancouver for chemotherapy treatment.

It took but a few minutes to cut the lengthly locks that took Hughes a decade to grow. A crowd of friends and family gathered at the Clubhouse to witness Hughes’s first haircut in 10 years. After the cut, he said his head felt much lighter as his hair weighed about five pounds.

Williamson is a Nelson resident and former president of the Clubhouse. The fundraiser has raised more than $700 for his treatment.  For more information on how to contribute, go to youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/help-al-fight-leukemia-cancer-/277469.