A Parkes resident took the bold step of shaving her hair last week by taking part in the World’s Greatest Shave for the Leukaemia Foundation.
Fiona Mcgonigal, who lost a kidney through cancer last year, felt she wanted to give something back and decided to raise money by shaving off her hair.
Fiona was well supported by her friends at Currajong Disability Services with Trilbie Bermingham taking charge of the clippers.
“It felt really strange after all my hair came off, but I am now really happy with my new style.”
She plans to let her hair grow back, as she wants to do it again next year for the same cause.
Fiona aims to raise at least $1,000 for her effort and is almost half way there. “The fundraising is going really well, and I’ve received a lot of support so far.”
She would like more people to sponsor her so she can help to give families facing blood cancer the emotional and practical support they need. Donations would also help to fund vital research to help more people survive leukaemia, while improving their quality of life.
Fiona’s page is still open for sponsorships on the World’s Greatest Shave website.