They were brave and shaved
Many took the plunge and shaved their head for the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave last weekend at the Karratha Centro Shopping Centre.
Organised by the Karratha Centro along with hairdressers from Head of Time, people queued up between 10am and 1pm to either shave or colour their hair.
The cost was $10 for shaving and $5 for colour and in total they managed to raise $854.90.
The first person of the day to shave their hair was the brave Daphne Trevurza with her long naturally blonde hair.
“It is those few dollars that are going to help the research,” she said as the hairdresser cut off her long plait of hair.
“It’s just hair, it will grow back.”
Another brave supporter for the cause was Blacky who when asked why he supported the Luekaemia Foundation, brought a tear to everyone that listened.
“My best mate, Ryan, died of Luekaemia when he was only 22-years-old,” he said.
“He was so healthy, playing football and then he started getting pains.
“It was only three weeks later that he had passed away.
“I know what people go through when their family members or friends suffer from cancer.
“So I will always support this cause.”
St Luke’s College student, Hamish Munro is no stranger to going bald, being his third year for going under the clippers.
“It’s such a good cause and it’s really fun,” he said as he held up his huge tin with more than $1500 inside.
Another St Luke’s student, Mikayla Smith, originally had hair down to her waist.
But after the last weekend she now has a number two hair cut to show off at school.
“I’m so nervous, but excited,” she said before the shave.
“I never thought that I would have the courage to do this.”
Amanda Wilson was all smiles but secretly ‘packing it’ as she sat down ready for the hairdresser to cut off her hair.
“Just imagine all the time I will save in the morning without having to do my hair,” she laughed.
The biggest crowd on the day was when Cool Change employee Ashleigh Warrick stepped up to shave off her 51cm in length, healthy thick hair.
There were gasps everywhere while her long plaited hair was cut off.
The cheering began with people yelling ‘you still look as stunning as ever’ and others raced to the ATM to donate to Ms Warrick.
“It is so amazing, my tin is completely fun,” she said.
“I can’t believe how supportive everyone has been.”
Donations are still being taken, if you would like to donate, visit www.worldsgreatestshave.com.au
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