World’s Greatest Shave update

by John Q on June 6, 2007

I’ve just returned from a thankyou event held by the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland for participants in the World’s Greatest Shave, for which my son and I shaved our beards (here’s the result, and many readers of CT and my blog gave generous donations. Together we raised over $6000, which was in the top ten efforts for the entire state.

The thankyou event was both interesting (I’ve never seen so many women with the identical haircut in one place) and inspirational (talks from leukaemia patients, family members and fundraisers really brought home how much this effort means). The $3.6 million raised this year has enabled the Foundation to clear the debt on this new accommodation facility for families of leukemia patients. This is a huge boon. Thanks again to everyone who contributed.



James Wimberley 06.06.07 at 12:57 pm

Why will people sponsor pointless events for charity rather than just giving the money?


John Quiggin 06.06.07 at 9:07 pm

We went over this at length at the time, James.

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