Mount Romance joins hair-raising fundraiser

By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on March 13, 2020

THOUSANDS of Australians are planning to lop off their locks in the name of charity within the next week, including a group of Albany residents.

World’s Greatest Shave started yesterday and will run until the weekend to raise money for The Leukaemia Foundation.

The national goal this year is $17m and Albany’s The Sandalwood Shavers are hoping to contribute their bit.

Consisting of 10 staff members from Mount Romance, each person will either completely shave their head or colour their current hair this Sunday between noon and 4pm on site.

Some staff got a head start and shaved during the week.

Leukaemia Foundation CEO Bill Petch said by signing up and raising

money for the World’s Greatest Shave, participants were ensuring families facing blood cancer have someone to turn to every step of the way, access to the best possible care and treatment and a place to call home during treatment.

“Whether you have a personal connection to blood cancer or simply want to have fun and raise money for a good cause, join this year’s World’s Greatest Shave and let’s make it the best year yet,” he said.

People interested in shaving or colouring their hair on Sunday at Mount Romance should pre-register online on the event’s Facebook page.

Colours will cost $5 per person and shaves $10 per person.

Since World’s Greatest Shave started 22 years ago, more than 37,000kg of hair has been removed from people’s heads.