Echuca siblings Jack and Kealey Gibson are preparing to have their heads shaved to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave on Sunday.By Ruth Clayton
Echuca siblings Jack and Kealey Gibson — or ‘double trouble’ as they like to be called — have already invested in some beanies for winter.
This is because the duo, in grade 1 and 4 respectively, are preparing to have their heads shaved to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave on Sunday.
Kealey has opted for a number 5 all over, while Jack will reduce his locks to a number 1.
For Kealey, the decision to shave her shoulder length hair was a personal one.
‘‘Last year, I had a friend with leukaemia in my class,’’ she said.
‘‘Jack wanted to do it (shave his head) with me.’’
The wife of one of Kealey’s school teachers also has leukaemia, another reason to raise money for the cause.
Kealey has also decided to send her hair to a charity who make wigs for people with cancer.
The brother and sister team have already well-exceeded their fundraising goal of $500 and are already sitting on $747, so they decided to increase the goal to $1000.
To donate to the double trouble team, visit worldsgreatestshave.com and enter ‘double trouble’ in the team search.
Curious onlookers can watch Jack and Kealey have their heads shaved at the Caledonian Hotel on Sunday from noon until 2pm.
Those wanting to get their own head shaved or coloured can also do so on the day.
Echuca’s Pet Stock is also hosting a World’s Greatest Shave event tomorrow from noon until 2pm.
The event includes a raffle and barbecue.
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