Shavers aim to clip cancer

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Three brave members of a local school community donned a cape and said goodbye to their locks recently, starting several World’s Greatest Shave events in the region.

Broome Senior High School students Neale Duncalfe, 16, and Chane Heystek, 14, raised thousands of dollars to have their heads shaved in front of their peers last Friday, alongside mathematics teacher Shane Vujcich.

The trio could not wipe the smiles from their faces as they posed for photos with friends and teachers after the big shave.

On Monday they were still accepting donations but believed they had hit their target of $1000.

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Later that afternoon, it was Broome Barracudas president Naomi Findlay who pulled out the clippers in the name of charity.

Ms Findlay raised about $2000 in just one week to lose the locks.

But five Derby ladies may have achieved the greatest feat in the region, having collected more than $10,000 in donations between them.

Melissa McCumstie, Vivian Bysterveld, Nicole Ferguson, Alex Gerrard and Molly Neates may have had different reasons for shaving their hair, but every dollar went towards the same cause.

The five women were the main attraction at Saturday’s community markets, with hundreds buying lunch and joining in the fun.

All money raised went to the Leukaemia Foundation.

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