Get­ting brave in time to shave

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS - Jessie Tol­son

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.

Pic­ture: JESSIE TOL­SON

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