Champion effort for Molly by Cooper
IT takes a lot of grit to climb onto the back of a bucking steer and hang on to become a national champion – twice. That’s the stuff Cooper Mitchell, 12, is made of so no wonder he’s stepped up to support a mate doing it rough; Molly Croft, who was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma early last month.
This Saturday, September 27, Cooper has chosen his homeground rodeo at Geurie to shave off his long locks to raise money for Molly.
“Cooper approached us a couple of weeks ago and asked if he could shave his head at the Geurie Rodeo to raise money for his school mate who is in hospital,” Geurie Rodeo committee president Greg Frewin told Dubbo
“We couldn’t say yes quickly enough because it’s great be able to provide a venue for such a worthy cause.”
Cooper said it wasn’t hard to come up with a way fundraise for Molly.
“Mum asked me when I was going to get a haircut and I told her that I was going to keep growing it nice and long, and then shave it to raise money to help Molly and her family while she is in hospital,” he said.
“Molly is really into sport and we go to the same school and I just wanted to do something to help,” he said.
“We will be passing around a hat while Cooper shaves his head in front of the crowd just before the main performance on Saturday evening,” Mr Frewin said.
Geurie Showground Saturday, September 29, from 10am.
z Around 5.30pm: Cooper’s “Shave for Molly”
z 6pm: Main performance
z Donate at the Geurie Rodeo via Morrison’s Family Eyecare Centre on Wingewarra Street or St Mary’s Primary School. MEMBER for Parkes Mark Coulton is now receiving nominations for the Mobile Black Spot Program’s database of locations where mobile phone coverage is inadequate.
Nominations can go directly to his office on the corner of Church and Brisbane Streets Dubbo. Alternatively, you can also submit them to Council.
The nominations will inform the rollout of the next round of the Australian Government’s $220 million Mobile Black Spot Program.
The database is open for four weeks until Thursday, October 11.
The program will provide new or improved mobile coverage in areas where there are clear economic and social benefits.
Junior champion bull rider and St Mary’s Primary school student Cooper Mitchell, 12, will shave his head at the Geurie Rodeo this Saturday to raise money for Molly Croft. PHOTO: SUPPLIED