Getting brave in time to shave
IT’S that time of year again, when people are brave and decide to shave to help raise much-needed funds for the Leukaemia Foundation’s Worlds Greatest Shave.
The World’s Greatest Shave raises about half the money the Leukaemia Foundation needs to fund its work providing practical and emotional support to people with blood cancer, as well as investing millions of dollars in research.
In the last 14 years over one million people have shaved or coloured their hair, raising more than $138 million.
Local woman Penni- Lea Jacobson will be shaving her head on Friday at the Barrier Reef Tavern at 5.30pm in honour of her father, local legend Ernie, who passed away earlier this year.
‘‘Dad was always involved with charities,’’ she said.
‘‘The Leukaemia Foundation is just amazing, and by doing this I can give back to them and to the community.
In addition to sponsors, Ms Jacobson is also selling raffle tickets and has secured 20 prizes ranging from accommodation, reef trips and restaurant and retail vouchers.
Raffle tickets are available at the Barrier Reef Tavern for $2 each or three for $5 and all money raised from the sale of these tickets will go to the foundation.
There are 17 people registered online for the shave or colour in the region, with a World’s Greatest Shave event on Saturday at the Mossman Markets from 9am until 11am, while the Central Hotel is also hosting a shave event on Sunday at 1pm. Everyone is welcome to head down to any of these events to help support the Leukaemia Foundation.
Lola Langton gets Penni-Lea ready for the chop