Wingham Services Club main lounge area was the venue last Tuesday afternoon, December 1, when patrons, family members and supporters gathered to lend support to three female staff members and club Secretary Manager who took the plunge and braved it all to have their long locks cut off for a very worthwhile cause.
The first to lose her locks under the expert technique of Brooke Ward from Brooke's Hair Worx Salon, Wingham, was the club's head chef, Danielle Treadgold, who said goodbye to her light brown hair. Being the first up I think Danielle might have had a few nerves as she realised what she had done but they soon settled and she was all smiles.
Next came Heather Moore of the kitchen staff, whose hair wasn't quite so long but Heather opted to have a number four, firstly removing her pony tail by scissors and clippers before losing the rest of her hair.
Renee Kelly was the third 'victim' of Brooke's scissors and clippers and after having long hair for about 20 years gave it up for the very worthy cause - I believe this is the second time Renee has lost her locks for "Shave for a Cure". Renee's family - husband Troy and three daughters together with her mum and dad - were on hand to lend their support and were very proud of Renee's efforts for the cause.
Quite a few of the onlookers had their phone/cameras recording the girls relinquishing their locks and the expressions on their faces as the event proceeded.
Last but not least, it was the turn of the man in charge - CEO Dean McCarthy - to say 'goodbye' to his silver grey locks' and received a number 1 cut.
There was plenty of applause for all when it was done and the hair of all colours lay on the stage floor - well done to the participants who raised well over $2000 for this worthwhile cause. There wouldn't be one family who hasn't been touched by someone they know having this life changing medical condition.
Leading up to the 'big day' individual collection boxes for each participant were placed around the club premises and patrons helped add to the tally by adding their loose change or donations.
Thanks to Shaun Jarvis, whose son Liam as a youngster had suffered cancer and was supported in his journey by the Manning Valley Camp Quality Support Group, and had brought along a Camp Quality Cap covered with badges which Liam had collected, representing this organisation which is now world wide.
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