Nickie’s on a mis­sion

Townsville Bulletin - - Inside Today - Natalie Wynne

NICKIE Clayton’s world crashed around her seven years ago when her eight-year-old son Jay­den lost his battle with leukaemia.

The mother of five was forced to move her fam­ily from Roma to Bris­bane as Jay­den be­gan 11 months of chemo­ther­apy be­fore the ag­gres­sive cancer took over.

Now set­tled in Townsville, Ms Clayton is on a mis­sion to raise aware­ness and funds to help out the group that helped her so much.

To­gether with the Leukaemia Foun­da­tion and the Cran­brook ABC day-care cen­tre, Ms Clayton coloured more than 100 staff and chil­dren’s hair as part of fundrais­ing ef­forts for the Shave for a Cure 2011 cam­paign.

Ms Clayton said the cen­tre was more than happy to take part in the colour­ful morn­ing, with the kids happy with their new ’ dos.

‘‘ More than $ 170 was raised from the morn­ing, with funds still to be fi­nalised,’’ she said.

Ms Clayton de­scribed the Leukaem i a F o u n d a t i o n ’ s s e r v i c e a s i nvalu­able, help­ing t he f am­ily through their dark­est hour.

She said there was still time for the com­mu­nity to do their bit with the World’s Great­est Shave cam­paign wind­ing up to­day.

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