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8 Brave Captains
On Friday 15 March, Stratford Fire Station played host to a fundraiser for Shave for a Cure.
Eight brave captains, an Operations Officer, brigade members and community members decided to lose or colour their locks in the name of charity.
Mike Sears, Captain of Stratford Brigade and the organiser of the event, decided to host the night in order to support his sister who is undergoing treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Sale Captain Doug Brack, Clydebank Captain Wayne Goddard, Maffra Captain Ron Graham, Perry Bridge Captain David Read, Boisdale Captain Mathew Sim, Newry Captain Mark Whitehurst and Stratford fire fighter Darren Rafferty all shaved their heads.
Sale Captain Doug Brack and Operations Officer Paul Fixter went home with brightly coloured hair for the cause. Paul Fixter even had a Mohawk by the end of the night!
Geoff Lynch, Coongulla Captain promised to lose his 40 year old beard as well as his hair if he raised over $1000. Well he did so he would be feeling a bit chilly today!
David Luxford was a brilliant auctioneer and even donated his hair for the cause.
Doug Richardson was auctioned for $1500 and somebody threw in an extra $200 for him to lose an eyebrow! He is currently walking around Stratford with one eyebrow!
Community members got right behind the night, either shaving their heads, colouring their hair or participating in the auction. Stratford Ladies Auxiliary did a wonderful job making lots of cakes and goodies to raise extra money for the Leukaemia Foundation.
Over $8,000 was raised by all involved, which is a fantastic effort. Congratulations to everybody involved for helping to raise so much money for a good cause.