Do something for a good cause this Sunday afternoon with your family or friends and join the World’s Greatest Shave event at the Parkes Services Club. Parkes residents are invited to join the rest of the country to help beat blood cancer by taking part in one of Australia’s biggest fundraising events: the World’s Greatest Shave at the Parkes Services Club will kick off from 4pm.
The country duo from Cootamundra, Country Keys and Strings will be in charge of entertainment to make it a true festive event. There will be hair colouring and the Sunday Sweepstakes will also be drawn. Two residents have already signed up to do the big shave: June Edwards will lose her locks in memory of her late husband, John. She lost him six months ago to cancer and she did not think twice about signing up. June hopes to raise $1,000 for the cause and has already received a lot of support from family, friends and even strangers.
The Parkes Services Club President Terry Knowles is also putting his hair on the line. The rights to make the first cut will be auctioned to the highest bidder on the day. He has banned all sheep shears and cut throat razors from the club for the day though… and he has signed up his great-niece, an apprentice at Janice Cassidy Hair Salon to complete the job.
Kara Timmins from Hair by Kara Jane will also be ready with her clippers to do any other volunteers’ hair. Anyone else is welcome to join in the shaving frenzy, or if that is too much to ask, hair colouring is another option that will be available on the day, for children too. Get your classmates, your friends or your family to join in and make it a fun
You may have a personal connection to cancer as so many of us do, or you would simply like to take part to have fun and raise money for a good cause. When you sign up and raise money for the World’s Greatest Shave you can make
a difference by giving families facing blood cancer the emotional and practical support they need. You will also fund vital research that will help more people survive blood cancers like lymphoma, leukaemia and myeloma, while improving their quality of life.
Every day another 35 people will be diagnosed with a blood cancer like leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma. The money raised will provide emotional and practical support to families and fund vital research. A total of $560 can give a regional family a free place to stay close to treatment in the city for one week!