Shavers raise almost $4000

By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on March 28, 2020

THE generosity of Albany residents shone through at a recent fundraising event to support the Leukaemia Foundation.

A group of staff from Mt Romance formed the Sandalwood Shavers, shaved and coloured their hair and fundraised $3893 for World’s Greatest Shave.

Albany resident Holly Arnold shaved her head at the White Star and raised $3062.

This contributed to the national grand total of more than $9.8 million.

Blood cancer is one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers in Australia, with an average of 41 people each day being told they have the disease.

Leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma can develop in any person at any point in time.

Funds raised from World’s Greatest Shave go towards the organisation’s goal of losing zero lives to blood cancer by 2035.

Leukaemia Foundation CEO Bill Petch said funds raised ensured 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.

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