Bendigo family set for close shave

CATHOLIC College Bendigo student Morgan Gittins is cutting his curls to raise money for cancer.

Morgan, along with his brother Zac, mother Sherridon, grandmother Eileen, aunt Sue and a team of others from Bendigo District Aboriginal Co-operative are participating in Shave for a Cure on March 16.

“My grandparents passed away because of it (cancer) and I want to raise money to go towards the cause,” said Morgan. “It is a really good cause and really important especially for people affected by cancer.”

Morgan said this was the first time he would join in the fund-raiser and said he was nervous about losing his locks. Morgan’s mother Sherridon said she was also anxious about shaving her head.

“I am a bit concerned about shaving all my hair off but what can you do, it is all for a great cause,” she said.

Sherridon said the team aimed to raise $6000 for cancer research and she urged the community to donate money.

Morgan and his family will shave their heads at the Youth Centre in High Street Eaglehawk at midday on March 16.

From 9.30 am there will be a sausage sizzle and cakes for sale, with all money going towards the fund-raiser. 

There will also be a silent auction on the day of the shave, with local businesses donating items to be auctioned.  The World’s Greatest Shave is an annual fund-raiser to raise money for leukaemia research. 

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