As per reports, it has been revealed that the Gladstone Mid North Emergency Services team’s Leukaemia Foundations Greatest Shave was able to raise $24,000 in a fundraising event. The event was held at Gladstone Gaol on Thursday, said the sources known to the matter.
The event continued overnight and as the night kept on passing, more money was added into the funds. The event organizers were of the view that emergency services personnel from the Gladstone district were found to be coming forth to take part in the noble cause.
In addition, many women came to shed their long tresses. Basically, two things were being offered and one was shaving heads and second was coloring the hair. Many schools took part in the event, where students lost their locks to raise funds for a noble cause.
One of the school students said that they have lost their hair for a noble cause and now all will be wearing scarves on their heads to bear the winters. Another student Ryan Searle said that he lost his hair to raise funds for his close friend, who has been suffering from a rare blood cancer. He was able to raise a total of $1300 for the Leukaemia Foundation.
The vent also invited people, who have lost their chest and back hair to contribute in the event. People were also spotted in green colored hair as they supported the event and also boosted the funds.
Among the highest fund raisers was Daniel Rogan, who was on the top of the list. He raised $1500 and Ebony Millard was second on the list as he raised $800 and Sarcsha Foran, Mark Sulis and Kayle McFarlane were three other on the list, who raised $710, $200 and $180.