Deniliquin siblings Tim Maher, Simon Maher and Renee Beehag plan to shave their hair to raise funds for the Deniliquin Oncology Outreach Unit.CASS SAVELLIS July 4, 2014 3:24am
Tim Maher, Simon Maher and Renee Beehag prepare to lose their hair to raise money for local cancer sufferers.
Renee Beehag and her brothers Tim and Simon Maher will brave the cold and shave their hair to raise funds for the Deniliquin Oncology Outreach Unit.
The siblings, whose parents are Pat and Terry Maher, will mark the occasion with a fundraising event at Deniliquin Bakery on August 17.
Renee and Tim will lose their locks, while Simon will shave his beard.
Although the fundraiser was initially the result of their mother’s battle with cancer, they say the event is dedicated to all people who have and will benefit from access to the oncology unit.
‘‘We all know people in the community battling cancer and this is our way to show we support them,’’ Simon said.
‘‘Every person you talk to knows someone who has been affected by it.’’
Tim said the oncology unit was vital to cut down travel time and expenses for those needing treatment in the local area.
‘‘Everyone who needed treatment had to go to Albury/Wodonga. Having a facility here makes it much easier on them,’’ he said.
‘‘The last thing you want to do when you’re suffering from cancer is travel all that way and back for treatment,’’ Renee added.
The Deniliquin Oncology Outreach Unit opened in April last year, offering a chemotherapy service every Wednesday and a bi-monthly oncologist visit.
The unit is for eligible patients treated by Border Medical Oncology (BMO) in Wodonga.
Donations can be made at Deniliquin Bakery, Deniliquin Hospital reception or by contacting Renee on 0427
Two men charged over the armed robbery of a Shepparton service station have been remanded in custody until next week.
The 2014 Yarrawonga Mulwala Multisport Festival has been hailed a huge success by organisers and participants alike.
The fifth annual King Billy Retreat Open Garden Party will be held at Rushworth on Saturday and Sunday, October 25-26, from 10 am to 4 pm.
Echuca College students Calum Pearson, Luke Judd, Kiriana Epararma, Harriet Nilon, Kyle Melhuish and Stephanie Chong are heading to China.
A former Rochester resident is helping women with their confidence and their horses.
Accusations of bullying, disrespect and dangerous conduct.
And the school's best all-rounder for this year.
Finley's Mark Whiley has been traded from the GWS Giants to Carlton - the club he has supported all his life.
District residents are being invited to enjoy Oktooberfest celebrations at Tooborac Hotel and Brewery.
Momentum builds for the greatest show in Cobram, with young and old expected to lap up family attractions in sunny conditions.
Water users have welcomed the governments' announcement of a $350 million package for new irrigation efficiency programs in NSW, but say water availability is in need of improvement.
Farmers and anyone interested in big boys’ toys will be fascinated to check out an unmanned helicopter in action at an Ardmona orchard.
Judge comments, If I were single, I'd marry this steak!
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.