Four Echuca Regional Health staff shed their locks to raise money for the hospital's oncology department and the Leukaemia Foundation as part of the World's Greatest Shave.ZACH HUBBER March 19, 2014 4:15am
Generous: World’s Greatest Shave participants (from left) Jenny Wallis, John Thompson, Di Taylor and Nicole Walker, raised more than $6000 for the Leukaemia Foundation and Echuca hospital’s oncology department. Photo: Zach Hubber
Echuca Regional Health staff might need some time to adjust to their new $6363.60 hairdos.
That was the amount raised as Nicole Walker, Di Taylor, Jenny Wallis and John Thompson lost their locks as part of the World’s Greatest Shave.
All four have witnessed the effects of cancer through their line of work and on a personal level.
The funds raised far exceeded the $4000 mark the team, ‘Beauties and the Beast’, originally set itself.
Half the money raised will be donated to the Leukaemia Foundation, while the other half went towards Echuca hospital’s oncology department.
Ms Walker, the team leader, said it would take time to adjust to her new style.
‘‘I know how chemo patients must feel now. I didn’t go outside for a day,’’ she said.
‘‘It’s a big shock, but it’s for charity.’’
She said the community had been generous and was thankful for its support.
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