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.
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