The last time the Springboks played the All Blacks at Loftus Versfeld it was a record defeat. This time round Vodacom are hoping to break a record of a slightly different nature.
On Saturday thousands of rugby supporters will be challenged to colour-spray their hair green and gold in support of the Springboks, but more importantly to raise funds for the fight against cancer.
Three-hundred employees from Vodacom’s Yebo Heroes programme will be deployed at Loftus – attempting to break the current “Sprayathon” record in the Guinness Book of World Records by spraying at least 25,000 heads in four hours.
“As the greatest supporter of South African supporters, Vodacom has identified this initiative as an excellent opportunity to show support for our Springboks and to create awareness and help raise funds for the fight against cancer,” said Project Manager Suzette van der Merwe.
“Vodacom has heart, and our employees are showing how big their hearts really are for both the Springbok team and in uplifting their community.”
The volunteers, armed with green and gold hair spray, will reach all spectators attending the Tri-Nations match between South Africa and New Zealand at all entrance gates into Loftus from 10am on Saturday morning.
All funds raised during this time will be donated to Cansa and Reach for a Dream. The current record for the most hair sprayed or shaved is 23,069.
The cost per head sprayed is R10. The green and gold hair spray only takes a few seconds to spray on and because it’s made with vegetable oil, it only takes one rinse with any shampoo to wash out.