Clean shave as bowling club gets behind a wonderful cause

A CLOSE SHAVE: Barber Lindsay Totman shaves off John Giameos’ beard to raise money for the McGrath Foundation last Tuesday. Photos: LUKE SCHUYLER  0506lsshave4

A CLOSE SHAVE: Barber Lindsay Totman shaves off John Giameos’ beard to raise money for the McGrath Foundation last Tuesday. Photos: LUKE SCHUYLER 0506lsshave4

THIS year the Orange City Womens Bowling Club (OCWBC) wanted to do something different to their annual president’s day event, and judging by the fact $3000 was raised, the change was well received.

Instead of the usual bowling event, more than 90 bowlers from the OCWBC and other clubs in the region came together and watched as one of Orange City Bowling Club’s longest-serving members Norm Wilson and Angelo’s By The Green chef John Giameos both lost their whiskers at the charity fund-raiser. 

Alongside the two men, OCWBC treasurer Marie Harvey had her hair coloured pink for the foundation which supports breast care nurses in cities and towns across Australia. Secretary Pat Swain said members of the club had worked hard to organise the event, which was a success.

“It’s excellent to see so many people here taking part,” Mrs Swain said.

“I can’t believe how much money we’ve raised, the support has just snowballed.”

The bowlers from OCWBC and other women’s clubs from Newstead, Millthorpe, Blayney, Majellan (Bathurst), Yeoval and Manildra dressed up in pink wigs and t-shirts in support for the foundation.

Each guest paid $10 to be part of the event, and Mr Wilson, Mr Giameos and Mrs Harvey had also been collecting donations in the lead-up to the event.

Club president Jan Oakley paid tributed to Hotel Canobolas barber Lindsay Totman who gave up his time free of charge for the cause.

“It’s one of the great things to have these nurses to help people along the way,” Mrs Oakley said. “We just thought it was a good idea.”

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