Five ladies from Wakool have raised more than $12,000 for the Leukaemia Foundation, and shaved their heads on Saturday night.By Cass Savellis
Team Smiley’s Greatest Shave trivia night went off with a bang on Saturday, and so did their hair.
About 113 guests attended the event at the Wakool Services Club and took part in team trivia and raffles to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation.
They then watched as the team of five ladies lopped off their locks for the cause.
‘‘The night went perfectly,’’ team member Roz McDonald said.
‘‘I’m absolutely thrilled with the outcome.
‘‘We each auctioned off who would shave our hair which alone raised $940.
‘‘We also had a lucky door prize, and auctioned off prizes including a houseboat package.’’
The trivia winners were a combined team of Deniliquin and Wakool members, taking away a hamper with various items donated by businesses.
A total of $8390 was raised to add to Team Smiley’s efforts, bringing their donation tally up to $12,699.
‘‘Once sponsor forms and donation tins are collected I think we’ll hit the $15,000 mark,’’ Roz said.
‘‘The amount we raised has definitely made it worthwhile.’’
The team would like to thank everyone who helped with the event, including Deniliquin Bakery, Deniliquin Office Equipment, Purtills, Wakool Services Club, Wakool Burraboi School, IGA Barham, Nat Herbert, Andrew Atley and Genny Oggian.
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