Lo­cals shav­ing for a leukaemia cure

Mansfield Courier - - OPINIONS/PEOPLE - By DAVID MIMS

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.

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