Sibling shave draws a crowd on Sunday.CASS SAVELLIS August 19, 2014 3:20am
The crowd at Deniliquin Bakery roared with laughter as siblings Tim and Simon Maher and Renee Beehag went under the razor to raise money for the Deniliquin Oncology Unit on Sunday.
Renee’s daughters Lucy and Sophie had the honour of shaving their mum’s hair, while oncology nurse Di Gardiner freed Simon from his bushy beard and Betta Electrical owner Rob Collicoat ‘‘hacked’’ at Tim’s hair in exchange for a $100 donation.
The family were well supported, with more than 100 people flocking to the event.
The Bakery’s famed mascot Petey Pie was a hit with the youngsters and local band, The Northwesters, which includes Tim’s son Alex as drummer, kept the crowd entertained.
Local nurse Kathy Steyger said the event was a great way to raise money and awareness.
‘‘Having the oncology unit allows more care in rural communities that can sometimes be overlooked,’’ she said.
‘‘It cuts down travel time for patients and can ease the burden of their emotional and physical pain a little.’’
Renee said the day was ‘‘better than expected’’.
‘‘We are over the moon and amazed at the generosity of people,’’ she said.
‘‘There were some huge donations on the day and we are putting together final figures now.
‘‘It was well worth it .
~ Cass Savellis
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