News / Community / 21st October 2021
Joey and Lorraine split ends
After an almost five-year love affair, Joseph Young and Lorraine have parted ways.
Despite what most people think, it wasn’t love at first sight between the pair, and even the man better known as Joey admitted Lorraine slowly grew on him.
It wasn’t until after a few months time Joey said he had fallen in love with Lorraine.
He recalled the exact moment that he realised he fell in love.
“Like most love stories it was when I was able to tie her up that I fell for her,” he said.
Joey said the love was strong between the inseparable couple until another man came onto the scene.
His long time friend, Jason Newton, wasn’t a fan of the relationship and last Saturday night Jason came between the two for the last time.
In an unceremonious setting and with a cheap pair of clippers, Jason shaved Lorraine from Joey’s head.
Despite the detachment from the long, flowing locks that Joey had nicknamed Lorraine, he was in good spirits.
“It’s for a really good cause so I don’t mind so much,” Joey said.
Earlier in the year, Joey signed up for the Black Dog Institute’s Mullets for Mental Health and, with the help of Lorraine, he managed to reach his initial target of $1000.
But it didn’t stop there. Joey decided he would lose Lorraine for the charity and, of course, for the right price.
Jason was quick to jump at the opportunity to shear Lorraine from his mate’s head.
“Jason hates my mullet so he was super keentocutitoffandI told him if he donates to the cause, he can cut her off,” Joey said.
But despite the clipping, that will not be the end of Lorraine. Joey will donate Lorraine to The Ponytail Project, which is run by the Cancer Council.
“So, even though that’s the end between me and Lorraine I hope she goes to someone else and makes them as happy as she made me,” Joey said.
“Both charities are really good causes that help a lot of people, so I was happy to help out.”
In all, including Mr Newton’s donation, Joey raised over $2000.
The Black Dog
Institute is a charity that supports mental health. The Institute says one in five Australians will experience symptoms of mental health in any given year.
In Australia, that’s around five million people - and roughly 60 per cent of these people won’t seek help.
Funds raised through the Mullets for Mental Health campaign helps drive real change through ground-breaking research into the early detection, prevention and treatment of common mental-health disorders.
When the campaign debuted last year, more than $3 million was raised to help continue the much-needed research studies, education programs, digital tools and clinical services.
With almost 80 per cent of Australian’s claiming their mental health had worsened due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s never been a better time to support mental health.
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