Campbelltown’s Mayor George Greiss is all set to bid his ponytail adieu later this month and Campbelltown residents and business owners can now bid to wield the scissors as part of a charity drive to raise money in support of the Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centre at Campbelltown Hospital.

Cr Greiss has grown his hair since he began his PhD in Geography and Urban Planning at the School of Social Sciences, Western Sydney University.

“When I started my PhD, I committed to growing my hair out until it was finished. With my studies now complete I thought this would be a good opportunity to raise funds for a worthy cause in the lead up to the Mayoral Gala Dinner,” he said.

The Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centre provides an incredibly important service to our region and in the past year saw 5077 individuals utilise the Centre for a range of oncology services.

“The doctors and nurses at Campbelltown Hospital’s Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centre do an amazing job each day providing important medical services and caring for people in our community,” Cr Greiss said.

The Mayoral haircut will take place on 21 October.

Anyone in the community can bid to do the first cut or choose to donate via GalaBid.

Donations and bids can be made at