Head shave for a cure at Dave Marvin's Corindi Farm . 02 March 2016Photo: Trevor Veale / The Coffs Coast Advocate
Head shave for a cure at Dave Marvin's Corindi Farm . 02 March 2016Photo: Trevor Veale / The Coffs Coast Advocate Trevor Veale

Farmers team up for great shave

A COUPLE of Corindi Beach farmers have joined forces to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation.

Dain Mavin and Tony Catt were inspired to take part in the World's Greatest Shave by Dain's grandmother Peg Mavin, who has leukaemia herself and is in remission.

"The CML (Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia) people asked me if I would like to do something to help them raise funds," Ms Mavin said.

"I've done an enormous amount of fundraising over my life.

"I'm retired now but I still help a lot of people fundraise when I'm not pottering around at the farm."

Ms Mavin said she didn't want to shave her head as, having undergone chemotherapy, she didn't have a lot of hair left.

"Dain said 'Nan, I'll put my hand up and do this,' and Tony said the same thing.

"So I've called all the suppliers where we send the fruit to, anybody that they deal with, and they're all donating money.

"I'm organising all the fundraising while the boys are doing the actual shave part."

To donate to the group, visit www.worldsgreatest shave.com.au, click sponsor and search 'Peg and Dain Mavin'.



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