Locals shaving for a leukaemia cure
BALD will be beautiful as locks will be lost for the Leukaemia Foundation’s annual World’s Greatest Shave weekend from March 13 to 16.
A number of Mansfield people, both adults and children, are getting behind this fantastic fundraising cause, and will be cutting, shaving, coloring, and otherwise doing something radical with their hair to raise money.
Participants are banding together to ‘Be brave and shave’ and are calling on the community to support their cause.
One such participant i s Cortney Ankatell, who is holding a special fundraising event where you can sponsor and cheer on Cortney’s colorful coiffure cut, along with her uncle David Bainbridge, all to happen at the Mansfield Golf Club.
Cortney has decided to get a ‘head start’ on everyone else by holding this event on Sunday, March 9 from 1pm, with the shaving time set for 2.30pm.
Tegan Hudswell from Dare to be Bare will be performing hairdressing duties, and Cortney will be auctioning off the right to cut off her pony tail, with the highest bidder being handed the scissors.
The day will have plenty of fun includ- ing a barbecue and jumping castle as she aims to raise between $5000 and $10,000.
“I’m already on the way there, as I’ve got more than $1000 so far, and my mum is really keen to be the top bidder to cut off my ponytail so I am hoping to reach my target,” said Cortney.
A raffle is also being held with plenty of great prizes from local businesses which will be drawn on the day.
You can sponsor Cortney by leaving your donation at the golf club bar or Range View Restaurant, or at Dare to be Bare.
Come along and help Cortney out on Sunday, March 9 as she does her bit to raise money to help the Leukaemia Foundation with their research and support work for those living with blood cancers and their families.
If you can’t get along to this event, there are plenty of other people, including a number from Mansfield Secondary College who are being brave and shaving, looking for your support.