A brave shave

Leanne Naylor, Sarah Bradie, Donald Whitehead and Cheryl Paul. (Damjan Janevski) 405161_05

Leanne Naylor and eleven other members and friends of the Altona Bowling Club will be shaving their heads to raise money for Cure Brain Cancer.

Ms Naylor decided to pick up the clippers when she learnt one of their members had been diagnosed with brain cancer.

“He has always been super fit so this diagnosis came out of nowhere,” she said.

“It is one of those things that go undetected for a long time so he is not going to make it.”

After discussing the idea at the club, many other members decided to jump on board for the big shave which will occur on Sunday, May 19, at the Altona Bowls Club.

“We spoke to the manager and said this is what we want to do and they were completely on board with everything,” she said.

“We put up announcements and made sure we got the Brain Cancer Foundation site up and running.”

The other members and friends are Debbie Clarkson, Sarah Bradie, Donald Whitehead, Cheryl Paul, Ron Dingey, Hugh O’Reilly, Jacques Steenkamp, Ollie Gray, Hari Dhakal and Tam Weenn.

Unfortunately this is not the first time Ms Naylor has dealt with someone’s brain cancer diagnosis, losing a family friend a few years back.

“He was also super fit and within months he was gone.”

Although the $1000 goal has already been reached, Ms Naylor encourages all to get down to the club by 1pm to watch the show and donate to the good cause.

“There will be music and a raffle as well as a donation box, I am really looking forward to it actually.”

Details: curebraincancer.org.au/fundraising/the-bald-and-the-beautiful-9179eef4

Jennifer Pittorino