Shave has shock­ing re­sults for some

Matamata Chronicle - - News - By ABBY BROWN

Two groups of Mata­mata res­i­dents have had a close shave for a good cause.

Three Pohlen Hos­pi­tal care­givers were in­spired to take part in Shave for a Cure on Fri­day partly be­cause of their pa­tients.

‘‘End of life care is my pas­sion and most of my pa­tients are at the hos­pi­tal be­cause they have can­cer,’’ one of the Lovely Lv’s team mem­bers, Lor­raine Cooper, said.

An­other team mem­ber, Louise Waugh, had also lost mem­bers of her fam­ily to can­cer.

The last team mem­ber, Lesley Carter, was a can­cer sur­vivor, though she had had bowel can­cer not leukemia, which the Shave for a Cure fo­cuses on.

Cooper felt ‘‘ner­vous as’’ be­fore her first ever head shave, which took place un­der the ex­pe­ri­enced hands of hair­dresser Jane Wil­son at the Mata­mata Club on March 27, but af­ter­wards she was happy to have ticked some­thing off her bucket list.

The Lovely Lv’s raised $1173 through a bucket col­lec­tion at the club. Carter said they had raised more than $4000 in to­tal so far and still had money to col­lect. The Lovely Lv’s orig­i­nally had four mem­bers but one de­cided not to go through with the shave.

The Re­doubt team, con­sist­ing of Annabel Dyer, Sean Hal­lett, Donna Reynolds, Jenny Cook, Re­doubt chef Joey Odi and Re­doubt’s owner Ja­cob Hen­der­son and his son Freddy, 5, raised $2735.37 through dona­tions from hav­ing their heads shaved by hair­dressers Jo Todd, Michelle Gil­lies and Katrina Mar­shall on Sun­day.

At both events oth­ers were then in­spired to lose their hair.

Peo­ple can do­nate by search­ing the shave­for­cure.co.nz web­site for the Lovely Lv’s or The Re­doubt.

Photo: SUP­PLIED

Team Re­doubt took part in Shave for a Cure on Sun­day af­ter­noon.

Pho­tos: ABBY BROWN

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and af­ter

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Lesley, Lor­raine and Louise.

The Lovely Lvs be­fore their head shave, from left, Louise Waugh, Lesley Carter and Lor­raine Cooper

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