Bowlers behave like schoolgirls – well, one in particular
THE efforts of Copmanhurst schoolgirl Louise Yates in raising $1500 for Shave for a Cure have inspired two South Grafton women to help her out.
Regular bowlers at South Grafton Ex-Servicemen's Club, Cheryl O'Shea and Judy Goodwin have organised an afternoon of fun and games on Saturday to help out, including barefoot bowls, shaves and hair colourings, then an evening with the band Double Trouble from 6-9pm.
The pair has also enlisted staff and directors to take part but have created an air of mystery around their participation.
"People have to guess which staff and which directors have agreed to have a shave and which will have a colour," Ms O'Shea said.
"They can fill in a ticket and these go into a draw. It's a bit like a sweepstake."
The pair said the efforts of Louise at Copmanhurst were inspiring but not the only reason they've decided to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation.
"Everyone's life is touched by this disease," MsGoodwin said.
"If they can cure one (cancer), then they might be able to cure all of them.
"Louise has done such an outstanding job. Her aunty has cancer and her friend's grandmother is in remission."
To prepare for their date with the scissors the pair have let their hair down - literally.
"My hair would never be this long," Ms O'Shea said.
"I've let it grow because I knew I was going to get it cut off."
The couple said so far 10 people have promised to lose their locks on Saturday and a lot more will have their hair coloured.
"We were aiming to raise around $1000 but we've passed that already," Ms O'Shea said.
"We're figuring we might be able to get around $5000."
WHERE: South Grafton Ex-Servicemen's Club
WHEN: Saturday, from 2pm. Head shaves begin 4pm, band from 6pm to 9pm.
DETAILS: Come along for the fun. There will be raffles and other competitions. Cost $10.