Taylah Gow raised $2500 from her World's Greatest Shave on Saturday at the Deniliquin RSL Club.June 25, 2014 3:35am
Taylah Gow exceeded even her own expectations on Saturday night when she counted up a tally of $2500 raised from her World’s Greatest Shave in support of cancer research.
The brave 10 year-old said goodbye to her long locks at the Deniliquin RSL Club in front of about 100 people who watched on in awe.
Despite a few nerves, the Mayrung Public School student giggled as her hair fell to the ground under the clippers of local hairdresser Tegan Atley.
Taylah appeared overwhelmed as cries of support arose from the crowd, and her parents Kylie Wade and Peter Gow said they were ‘‘speechless’’ after the event.
‘‘It’s such a selfless thing for her to do,’’ Kylie said.
‘‘She did all this on her own esteem.’’
A barbecue dinner supported by the Deniliquin Drovers Rugby Club was held on the night, while fundraising activities were also held earlier in the day, coinciding with the Drovers’ match against the Albury Steamers.
All food sales from the canteen went to Taylah’s total, as well as the sale of chocolate crackles and cupcakes you could decorate yourself.
Deniliquin’s Tiffany Hughes offered facepainting for a gold coin donation, adding to Taylah’s tally.
Taylah was inspired to shave her head after watching a WIN News report on a woman who was shaving her head earlier this year.
She said it made her feel ‘‘sad’’ and she wanted to help raise funds to find a cure for cancer.
Kylie and Peter would like to thank Central IGA, the Deniliquin RSL Club, Hair Desir for cutting Taylah’s hair, Baker’s Delight, the Pastoral Times and Tiffany Hughes.
Anyone wishing to donate to Taylah’s fundraising efforts is asked to go to http://my.leukaemiafoundation.org.au/taylahgow.
About 100 people attended an ecumenical service in Shepparton to remember those who died in the MH17 plane crash.
The talent was truly amazing at this year’s Mulwala Water Ski Club’s Got Talent competition.
‘‘Time for reflection is rare in life and in business,’’ Tatura Milk Industries chairman Barry Irvin told suppliers when delivering his end-of-financial-year report.
St Joseph’s College principal Kate Fogarty will be Assumption College’s first female principal when she takes over the role next year.
Rochester athlete Morgan Dingwall won medals at an international athletics competitions last month.
If you thought it was cold yesterday morning, you weren’t wrong!
Brigade transforms station for Christmas in July.
Despite being scheduled to play at home this Saturday, Finley footballers and netballers will instead make the trip to Blighty.
Axedale student Zara Smith has created history, raising the single largest amount raised by a primary school student in the Jump Rope for Heart event’s 31-year history.
Mixed response from Cobram region politicians and businesses to the Commonwealth's removal of a price on carbon.
Ten Deniliquin athletes competed at the NSW All Schools Cross Country Championships last Friday.
Tackling salinity in the Goulburn-Broken basin was a key element of a presentation made to an international forum in the United States last month.
The Melbourne Scottish fiddlers return to Swanpool to raise money for local CFA brigades. Group officer Jim Ranken and fiddle player Kristin Marriott
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.