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Cast your vote for cancer charity fundraiser

It's not too late to cast your vote in a wacky competition at the Bermuda Bookstore designed to raise money for cancer charity PALS.

So far the Queen Street bookstore owner Hannah Willmott and sister and store manager, Miriam Kaye, have raised over $400 for PALS by asking customers to vote on what colour they would like to see the women dye their hair. It is $1 per vote and some customers have made over 50 votes. Voting ends tonight at 6pm.

“My sister's husband, Steve Moffatt, survived lung cancer last year,” said Miss Kaye. “They were really helped by PALS, and my sister wanted to give back, in some way.”

PALS offers assistance to cancer patients in Bermuda and home healthcare nursing visits, among other things. Like a lot of charities they have been struggling with the downturn in the economy.

Voters can choose between Foxy Red, Electric Lava, Hot Hot Pink, Shocking Blue, Fish Bowl Blue, Apple Green and Plum.

“At first I was really hoping people wouldn't choose apple green,” said Miss Kaye. “Now I really don't care as long as people vote. I do kind of hope people don't choose the same colour for my sister and I as our customers already have a hard time telling us apart.”

Her nephew, Marc Willmott, 15, plans to wear a colourful wig as his school isn't keen on him dying his hair.

The dye job is being done tonight (Thursday) at Bersalon's Inner Sanctum.

“We think it might collect more than $400 as one customer says she wants to come in at the last moment and skew the vote,” said Miss Kaye.

To cast your vote and help PALS just visit the Bermuda Bookstore today before 6pm and speak to a store employee.

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Bermuda Bookstore owner Hannah Willmott, who is no stranger to hair dye, is asking customers to vote on what colour they would like her and her sister Miriam Kaye to dye their hair. Funds raised from the event will go to cancer charity, PALS.

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Published September 27, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated September 26, 2013 at 11:56 pm)

Cast your vote for cancer charity fundraiser

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