Com­mu­nity jumps on board for young woman’s shave off

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

ZOE Car­roll woke up on Satur­day morn­ing won­der­ing if it was all on a dream.

What started out as a ges­ture to hon­our her can­cer-bat­tling mother Jill Grif­fin sparked com­mu­nity in­ter­est and turned into an event on Fri­day night that had oth­ers jump­ing on board to be part of the ride.

The 21-year-old sim­ply wanted to shave her head and raise money for The McGrath Foun­da­tion whose breast care nurses took such good care of her mother.

Af­ter a stroll down Air­lie Beach Main Street with her mum and friend Michelle May­nard last week, they were quick to dis­cover that lo­cal busi­nesses were ea­ger to sup­port their cause.

Sud­denly the shave-off turned into an event held at Ban­jos Bar and Bistro on Fri­day with $2000 worth of raf­fle prizes up for grabs.

Kazza’s Hair­cuts manger Berny Mont­gomery and hair­dresser Am­ber Tan­ner were on­site with the ra­zors blaz­ing.

Ms Car­roll was joined by Trevor Moore from Whit­sun­day Seafood who do­nated a $100 seafood plat­ter and his lus­cious locks for the cause.

She didn’t even blink or twitch as her hair was re­moved and her mother stood proudly by her side.

Next up was friend Jim McCade, fol­lowed by fa­ther and son Craig and Jake Ren­ton and con­cluded with Danny King and Jimmy Trace.

Raf­fle prizes were made from the dona­tions of around 30 lo­cal busi­nesses and a to­tal of $1701.10 was raised.

“I just wanted to thank ev­ery­one who at­tended and do­nated gifts and thank you on be­half of the McGrath foun­da­tion,” Ms Grif­fin said.

“My daugh­ter looks beau­ti­ful – she wears it very well.”

Ms Grif­fin in cur­rently in her sec­ond stage of chemo and is due for her third treat­ment at the end of the month.

For more in­for­ma­tion on The McGrath Foun­da­tion visit www.mc­grath­foun­da­tion.com.au.

PRETTY IN PINK: Zoe Car­roll with mother Jill Grif­fin at Banjo’s Bar and Bistro on Fri­day night af­ter shav­ing her head.

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