Daisy to shed locks in memory of her nan
Monday, 14th January, 2008
Registrations for the 2008 World's Greatest Shave are open and at least one local has already taken up the challenge. The Leukaemia Foundation's World's Greatest Shave is one of Australia's biggest fundraising events. Local 19-year-old, Daisy Hoskins, has already registered to shave off her hair and is seeking sponsors.
Daisy said she was participating in memory of her grandmother. The second anniversary of her death falls on the day that this year's Shave begins. "She passed away from cancer on the 13th of March, 2006," Daisy said. "If it wasn't for my nan I wouldn't have gone back to school and finished my Year 12.
"I was lucky enough to walk out of school into a job with a few university offers on the side... and it's all thanks to her."
Daisy said her hair was the longest it had been for ages and although she was nervous about lsoing it, the cause was a worthy one. "I want to help cure cancer for all the men and women who have suffered and survived, who have suffered and passed away and who are suffering to this day," she said. "This deadly disease takes too many lives." Anyone who would like to sponsor Daisy can make a tax-deductible donation at the BDT office. Money tins are also located at GB Records and NVU Hair Dressers. More will be distributed soon.
Donations can also be made online at www.worldsgreatestshave.com/profile.php?id=385598 Any businesses wishing to donate, sponsor or have a tin should contact Keegan at the BDT. The money raised from the Shave directly supports cancer patients and their families. This includes practical assistance (accommodation and transport), emotional support and research into treatments and cures.
About 100,000 people across Australia are expected to take part in this year's event. If you would like to be one of them you may register online at www.worldsgreatestshave.com Those not wishing to shave their hair have the option of dyeing it. The event will be held from March 13 to 15.