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Mt Eliza volunteers brave the shave

By: CFA News

Category: Events / Fundraising / Offers, People

  1.12 PM 20 March, 2017


Location: District 8 News

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Mount Eliza Fire Brigade volunteers have braved the shave to help raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation.

Community members and brigade members were invited to join in the fun of a World’s Greatest Shave fundraiser that was held at the brigade on Sunday, 19 March.

Volunteers Maddison Wiese and Dan Good (pictured) were among the 20 plus people who participated in either shaving or dying their hair. 

“We wanted to raise enough money to help people, every cent counts,” Maddison said.

Fire trucks were out on show and a comedian provided lighthearted entertainment while the shaves were happening.

A sausage sizzle, face painting and a silent auction were also available on the day with all proceeds going to the Leukaemia Foundation.

More than 50 community members attended the fundraiser to show their support, including 20 Mt Eliza Fire Brigade volunteers.

The event raised over $600 bringing their cumulative total raised to more than $2,000.

Brigade member Dan Gardner thanked everyone involved.

“Whether you have a personal connection to Leukaemia or not the World’s Greatest Shave is something everyone can get behind and have lots of fun to help a vital cause,” he said.

“We are one community organisation helping out another and were just really excited to contribute. The challenge is now to make next year even more successful.”

Donations are being accepted until Thursday, 30 March 2017. For more information see the Mt Eliza Fire Brigade Facebook page.

Last Updated: 23 March 2017