Eleven-year-old Logan Village resident Charlee Shaw has raised a whopping $2454 for her Shave for a Cure campaign.
Charlee had so many coin donations from her collection tins that she had to push them to the bank in a stroller as she wasn’t strong enough to carry them.
With an original goal of $1000, Charlee said she was amazed by the support of the community.
“I just want to thank the supporters,” she said.
“I did thank them in my speech on the day.”
Charlee waited until the end of the school holidays for her great shave on April 9 and despite some jeers at school she loves the new look.
Charlee said she had a crowd of about 20 come to watch the shave out the front of the Logan Village Bakery.
“We put it into ponies and chopped them off,” she said.
“Everyone clapped and cheered for me when it was done.
Mother Kelli Shaw got in on the act and raised $100 to have her own hair cut into a mohawk.
“She was just so happy,” Ms Shaw said.
“She made an entrance on the motorbike too.”
Ms Shaw said Charlee hadn’t looked back.
“I don’t mind her hair do,” she said.
“But I think mine will be coming off by the end of the week.”
Charlee’s hairy donation will be used to make wigs for children who have suffered with cancer.
The bakery and the local hairdresser were big supporters of Charlee’s campaign.
Other business houses also donated and one even gave their pie drive proceeds to the cause.
Charlee said she will be growing her hair again and is looking forward to doing another great shave campaign.
“I just want to wait until it’s really long again though,” she said.
The World’s Greatest Shave is an annual event where family, friends, businesses and individuals come together to raise money by getting sponsored to be brave and shave their head.
The money participants collect from sponsors goes towards research, which is needed to find better treatments and cures for leukaemias, lymphomas, myeloma and related blood disorders.
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