Making a statement

Support. Smithton local Joanna Jolly may be feeling the chill on her newly shaved head but in her heart, she is filled with warmth. Last month, Jo took part in the World’s Greatest Shave to raise awareness of the hardships that cancer sufferers and their families face. Her three-year-old daughter watched on and even helped …

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Jolly endeavour

Appeal. Inspired by the strength of others, Joanna Jolly will take part in the World’s Greatest Shave this weekend. The Smithton local says she wants to make others aware of the support services available to those affected by a diagnosis. Hoping to fundraise $1500, Joanna has been overwhelmed by the support in reaching $1200 so …

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Friendship goals

Charity. Tayah Flint and Sophie Lee will support each other through anything, including the World’s Greatest Shave. Surrounded by friends and family, the two close friends braved the Leukaemia Foundation’s campaign at Smithton salon Kozani Kutz on Saturday. Setting two goals, the girls planned to colour their hair if they reached $600 and shave at …

1 year ago
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Charity caper

Fundraiser. An air of excitement resonated from Smithton High School on Friday as staff and students prepared to lose their locks or colour their curls. Taking part in the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave, the school raised $1056 towards blood cancer research and support. This was achieved through a gold coin donation for free dress …

1 year ago

Lions show bravery

Charity. Smithton Lions Club president Sheryl Robson and members Joan Krause and Shaune Keating have joined the Leukaemia Foundation’s annual campaign, World’s Greatest Shave. Urging the community to donate to the cause, the group have set three milestones ahead of them: in reaching $1000 Joan will shave her head, at $1500 Shaune will shave his …

2 years ago

World’s Greatest Shave

Charity. Locals are being asked to accept the hairy challenge of getting sponsored to shave or colour their hair to help people with blood cancer this March 10-13. Each day, 34 Australians are diagnosed with leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma. Although survival rates are improving, blood cancers are the third biggest cause of cancer death in Australia. …

3 years ago

Braving the shave for cancer

Awareness. Last Friday Betty Kay had her head shaved as part of the World’s Greatest Shave. She did it to be closer to her two younger sisters who were both diagnosed with cancer this year. She did it for awareness. And she did it because she was told to. “I didn’t make the decision, my …

5 years ago
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