Whit­sun­days sup­ports World’s Great­est Shave

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

MANY brave lo­cal res­i­dents faced the clip­pers over the weekend in sup­port of the Leukaemia Foun­da­tion World’s Great­est Shave.

There were pub­lic shaves and funky hair events held right across the re­gion with events at the Reef Gate­way Ho­tel, Ju­bilee Tav­ern, Cen­tro Whit­sun­day, Metropole Ho­tel and Dee Jay’s School of Dance.

It is ex­pected the fi­nal to­tal of funds raised by the Reef Gate­way Ho­tel to be more than $5000 with lo­cal res­i­dent Pauline Red­path alone rais­ing more than $3100.

Cen­tro Whit­sun­day held a World’s Great­est Shave event on Sun­day and in­vited mem­bers of the pub­lic to come for­ward and shave or colour their hair to raise funds for the foun­da­tion.

El­lie Harper pre-reg­is­tered to shave her hair in front of sup­port­ive on­look­ers at noon.

She couldn’t wipe the smile off her face and laughed about the strange feel­ing of a beanie on her head.

Cen­tro staff were pleased to have col­lec­tively raised more than $1000.

Mother and daugh­ter team of Denise and Dakota Hadley raised more than $2500 at their sausage siz­zle and kids disco for the Leukaemia Foun­da­tion on Satur­day night.

The Metropole Ho­tel had five brave res­i­dents shave their head with oth­ers opt­ing for a funky colour on Satur­day, with the fi­nal funds raised es­ti­mated at more than $4000.

Staff on Hay­man Is­land also held a fundrais­ing event on Satur­day night, with about 60 staff and con­trac­tors rais­ing more than $1900 for the kitty.

One brave girl Kacila Hall sur­prised the crowd by declar­ing she would shave her beau­ti­ful locks off if $1000 was raised.

This pro­moted the crowd into a frenzy to raise the money and within 20 min­utes her goal was achieved.

Ms Hall’s head was shaved in front of a very sup­port­ive au­di­ence.

Do­na­tions can still be made to the foun­da­tion at www.worlds­great­est­shave.com.

FOR A CAUSE: Linda Tre­visi, Pauline Red­path, Lulu Simp­son, Dan Robin­son and Paul Cog­gan all shaved their head at the Reef Gate­way's World's Great­est Shave on Satur­day.

MID-SHAVE: Pauline Red­path hav­ing her head shaved by Jac­qui Wall at Reef Gate­way on Satur­day.

CHOP CHOP: Gayle Dob­bins get­ting her long pony tail cut by Karyn Stock­ings from Handz on Heads World's Great­est Shave event at The Metropole at Proser­pine on Satur­day night.

BALD HEAD: Karen Smith from Su­per­cuts shav­ing El­lie Harpers hair at the World’s Great­est Shave at Cen­tro on Sun­day.

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