Nickie’s on a mission
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.