Member for Geraldton MLA Ian Blayney is preparing for his participation in the World’s Greatest Shave for the tenth year in a row this week, with Hon Mia Davies, Leader of The Nationals WA, set to shave his hair off to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation .
Mr Blayney urges members of the public to join in the worthwhile cause to raise money and awareness of the Leukaemia Foundation and all the good work the charity do in providing support to families and individuals with blood cancer.
“I’ve always enjoyed taking part in the World’s Greatest Shave and it’s well worth doing,” Mr Blayney said.
“Having been the local Member for the last 12 years, I have a lot of support from the community, so I’m able to use my platform as an MP to raise money for charities and the World Greatest Shave is an event that I’ve now taken part in for the last ten years.
““A few years ago I had my head shaved by the girls at SHINE and have also shaved at Rigters alongside a couple of IGA employees, and last year I had my head shaved at Bunnings alongside Bunnings employees, while members of the public rallied round to support us.
“This year I will be shaving at my Campaign Office with support from my parliamentary colleagues and my team of volunteers who have been supporting me throughout the election campaign.
“Shaving my hair off really is a small sacrifice to make, when as a result, I’m able to raise enough money to provide essential blood cancer research equipment to contribute towards better treatments and outcomes for people living with blood cancer.
Mr Blayney said getting his head shaved with others participating in the World’s Greatest Shave is exciting as it encourages more member of the community to join in, which allows more funds to be raised for the Leukaemia Foundation.
“I have already been contacted by a constituent who has said he will participate and will donate $200 to the cause if I shave his head – I encourage anyone else who wishes to donate, or participate, to come to the Campaign Office on Marine Terrace on Wednesday, to see what it’s all about.
“Holding community events encourage more people to donate which helps raise money for people with blood cancer so I’m always happy for more people to join in and get involved.
“Lots of local businesses and community members have shown their support for me over the last ten years and I am continuously overwhelmed with the response I receive from everyone.
“I encourage you to participate if you can, as it really is a life changing experience,” Mr Blayney said.
The shave event will be taking place at 4pm on Wednesday 10th March at 158 Marine Terrace.
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