Shave has shocking results for some
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.
Team Redoubt took part in Shave for a Cure on Sunday afternoon.
Lesley, Lorraine and Louise.
The Lovely Lvs before their head shave, from left, Louise Waugh, Lesley Carter and Lorraine Cooper