Paul Johnson.
Paul Johnson.

Shaved are left feeling cool

By Adrian Miller

Do not be surprised if you see a few people around Grafton this week with slightly oddlooking hairstyles.

Saturday was National Headshave Day and 16 people ranging from school teachers to policemen to ambulance officers and firemen, all shed locks to raise money for childhood sufferers of leukaemia.

Organised by the Bluey Foundation and held locally at the Bunnings Grafton store, the event managed to raise nearly $11,000, according to Bunnings store manager Matt Tully.

Mr Tully said the day had been a triumph.

"It's been a tremendous success in raising money for children with this disease," he said. "Some of the fundraising results were outstanding. It just goes to show the generous nature of Graftonians can't be matched."

There was something for everyone at the event, with those not receiving a shave entertained by a band and face painting. Emergency services staff showed off their vehicles.

Mr Tully said students at Grafton High School would have something to look forward to this week in seeing teachers sporting the bald look.

Mr Tully praised everyone involved in the day, and thanked all for their donations to the fundraiser.

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