COUNCIL HEAD SHAVE EVENT HELPS CANCER CAUSE
A frosty start to the day did not deter the brave Griffith City Council trio who lost their locks for a good cause on Tuesday.
Councillor Doug Curran, Director of Business, Cultural and Financial Services Max Turner, Governance Officer Kirsty McKenzie, and last minute participant Kai Grady, had their heads shaved on Tuesday 19 June at Griffith Regional Theatre.
Their efforts helped raise a total of $5,000 for Griffith CanAssist and the Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea, with over 100 people turning out to support the fundraiser.
Mrs McKenzie, who organised the event, was thrilled when her 7-year-old grandson Kai volunteered to have his head shaved for the cause too.
“My father died of cancer and my youngest sister had breast cancer,” said Mrs McKenzie.
“CanAssist help locals dealing with cancer and need all the help they can get to help those affected by cancer. I wanted to acknowledge what my family went through, to help my community and to showcase my work colleagues' efforts for our community.”
Feeling a little lighter after having her head shaved, Mrs McKenzie said she was delighted by the support shown.
“I need to thank my family for their much appreciated support, especially my 7-year-old grandson who raised nearly $200 on the spot and shaved his head too,” said Mrs McKenzie
“I’d also like to thank my work colleagues for their fabulous effort and contributions.
“Our Director, Max Turner; Councillor Doug Curran; emcee Phil King; the CanAssist ladies for helping out at the function and for selling raffle tickets; Darrelea Curran for shaving our heads; Peeches Coffee van, who donated a portion of their sales to our fundraising and Under the Arches, who donated a hat for the lucky door prize and sold me a marvellous hat.”
General Manager Brett Stonestreet congratulated his staff and Cr Curran on helping raise awareness and funds.
“This is a fantastic result and they should all be extremely proud of what they have been able to achieve,” said Mr Stonestreet.