Hair-raising times ahead

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Mt Romance’s Connor Gleave, Leanne Oldham and Tanya Robbins.
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There are some people in Albany who you might not recognise after they do a good deed next week.

That is because they are bravely shaving or dying their hair for the World’s Greatest Shave to help beat blood cancer.

One of the venues getting on board to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation is the Mt Romance Sandalwood Factory.

The factory is hosting a community shave on Sunday, with 10 people already signed up.

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Members of the public are encouraged to get involved too.

One of the staff making the shave for the first time is Tanya Robbins.

She said while she was a bit nervous, it was a small sacrifice to make for an event that made a big difference.

“I felt it was a way I could take action and contribute to fundraise for those affected with cancer,” she said.

“We are fortunate to be in the position to be brave and shave. It’s only hair, and it will grow back.”

Mt Romance will donate $10 for every member of the public who gets their head shaved, and $5 for every person who dyes their hair.

The event will run from noon-4pm on Sunday at the Mt Romance Sandalwood Factory.

There will be children’s activities, a silent auction and a barbecue. To register, call 9845 6817.

The White Star Hotel is hosting a World’s Greatest Shave event tomorrow, with local woman Holly Arnold set to take to the stage to shave her head at 9.45pm.

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