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Golfing buddies donate $70,000 to School Pocket Money Fund after friend shaves head

Published on Jan 12, 2014 10:39 PM

It started out as a joke between golfing buddies, but three weeks later Mr Gwee Peng Hong had his head shaved for charity.

The 65-year-old managing director of a trading firm was sporting a head full of jet black hair - all natural, he said - until Sunday. With his crowning glory shorn off at the Little Red Dot salon in Forum The Shopping Mall, his friends donated around $70,000 to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (SPMF).

"It feels very comfortable," Mr Gwee said, laughing, after paying for the haircut.

He was egged on by friends from a group of around 50 men, who call themselves the Lucky Dippers and meet up once a month for a game of golf, dinner and drinks. They have donated collectively to SPMF and other organisations in the past.

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