There were mixed emotions experienced by people of the Port Macquarie-Hastings as dedicated hair growth was shed in a matter of minutes and all for a fantastic cause.
The World’s Greatest Shave was hosted by Port City Bowling Club on March 18.
The club raised about $5000 for the Leukaemia Foundation to help families with emotional and practical support while they go through the treatment process.
The funds will also go towards research into blood cancers including lymphoma, leukaemia and myeloma.
Port City Bowling Club marketing and club grants coordinator Katy-Lee Waldron said there was an ‘awesome response’ to the event and a number of people signed up to get their hair shaved or coloured on the day.
Ms Waldron was one staff member who got her hair shaved.
After the experience Ms Waldron said she felt liberated.
There were a number of people on the Port News Facebook page who posted up comments to show their support for the participants in the World’s Greatest Shave event.
One woman Christine Tyas said she lost her hair after radiation.
“That was scary enough,” she said.
“I am still getting used to it months later, these people are very brave, thank you.”
Ms Waldron’s husband Geoff said he was proud of his awesome wife.
This is the second year in a row Ms Waldron has participated in the event.