MORE than $32,700 has been raised so far in what could be the biggest group shave held in Orange for charity.
Thirty-four Cadia Valley Operations workers will shave, clip or wax their body hair to raise funds and awareness for the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave.
There were so many volunteers to shave their head that organiser Aaron Wilson said they had to do it in two sessions, one last Friday and one tomorrow.
“One of our great mates has got leukaemia and he’s supposed to get a [bone marrow] donor this week,” he said.
Mr Wilson said it was difficult to watch their good friend so sick with leukaemia.
“It’s so hard [but] I can see where this money is going, the Leukaemia Foundation is such a great cause, I take my hat off to them,” he said.
Mr Wilson said he would take part in both shaves and had his hair cut into a mohawk last Friday. Tomorrow it will be shaved off.
“It looks like a 90-year-old toupee,” he said.
Mr Wilson said others in the group had chosen to wax parts of their body to help raise further funds.
If you would like to support CVO and the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave come along to the Great Western Hotel tomorrow night at 5pm.