Los­ing locks so Nev is a win­ner

World’s Great­est Shave draws tears as Loll­backs re­mem­ber Neville

The Daily Examiner - - FRONT PAGE -

NEVILLE Loll­back was a leg­end to the Grafton com­mu­nity and even more so to his close-knit fam­ily.

Last May he lost a fight with lym­phoma, but his fam­ily would not let can­cer be the win­ner, so they or­gan­ised a Shave for a Cure event.

AS TIARN Loll­back’s hair fell to the floor, she shed a few tears.

Her long locks had just been chopped off for the Leukaemia Foun­da­tion’s World’s Great­est Shave in front of a huge crowd of friends and fam­ily at the Vil­lage Green Ho­tel in Grafton on Satur­day night.

“It’s OK, your hair will grow back,” some­one yelled from the crowd.

“That’s not why I’m cry­ing,” she replied.

And Tiarn wasn’t the only emo­tional per­son at the pub – the World’s Great­est Shave event was held in hon­our of her dad, Neville Loll­back, who died in May last year af­ter a bat­tle with lym­phoma.

She was joined in the shave by her brother Liam El­lis, brother-in-law Mitch Tom­lin­son and un­cle Rob Leek.

Her cousin, Daniel Loll­back, was also (re­luc­tantly) roped into go­ing un­der the clippers when more than $300 was quickly gath­ered to make it hap­pen.

Eye­brows were shaved off and kids had their hair coloured.

Tiarn said she was pleased with the fundrais­ing ef­forts.

“We man­aged to raise roughly $6330 (with more do­na­tions still com­ing in), smash­ing our $5000 goal,” she said.

“Thank you to ev­ery­one who par­tic­i­pated, do­nated and showed sup­port for us as we lost our locks (and a few eye­brows).”

The fam­ily thanked the Vil­lage Green Ho­tel, City Bears hockey club, DiMat­tia Hair and Prince Street Bar­bers, Jack Of All De­signs, Michelle Gil­bert and the Sara­ton Theatre, the GDSC Butcher shop and the anony­mous donor of the gift bas­ket.

There is still time to do­nate, so head to the do­na­tion page be­fore May to sup­port the Leukaemia Foun­da­tion. Visit www.leukaemi­afoun­da­tion.org.au and search for Loll­back.


THE BALD BUNCH: Liam El­lis, Robert Leek, Tiarn Loll­back and Mitch Tom­lin­son.


GO­ING, GO­ING, GONE: Daniel Loll­back, Robert Leek, Liam El­lis, Ali­son Loll­back, Tiarn Loll­back and Mitch Tom­lin­son at the World’s Great­est Shave event held on Satur­day night in mem­ory of Neville Loll­back.

ABOVE: Mitch Tom­lin­son with wife Jess and Ali­son Loll­back.

CROWD PLEASER: Daniel Loll­back about to get his hair shaved off by cousin Tiarn Loll­back and aunt Ali­son Loll­back.

ALL GONE: Ali­son Loll­back shaves her daugh­ter Tiarn's head on Satur­day night.

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