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Blake Street is good and ready to shave as many heads as possible for his World’s Greatest Shave event on Saturday, March 18 from 1pm to 3pm. Image: Geoff Helisma

Blake’s clippers sharpened for shaving

Blake Street is good and ready to shave as many heads as possible for his World’s Greatest Shave event on Saturday, March 18 from 1pm to 3pm. Image: Geoff Helisma

Blake Street says he has had “quite a few regular customers who have friends and family affected [by leukaemia], so I thought this was a good opportunity to put my skills to good use and help the community”.
Blake is aiming to raise $1,000 for the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave initiative, or, better still, “jointly blow that goal tenfold out of the water”.
As the proprietor of Blake’s Barber Shop – Yamba, he says he is providing a venue for people to “shave for a cure for friends and family and the wellbeing of those touched by the disease”.
“As a host, individuals that have registered for the fundraiser can come to me for their big shave, and non registered guys and gals can donate $20 towards the cause,” he says.
“My own head will also be up for sponsorship, the highest single sponsorship will be clipping my head of hair.”
So, either register your own campaign at worldsgreatestshave.com and let Blake know you’re coming to have your head shaved, or kick $20 into Blake’s pot and “just rock up on the day”: 1pm to 3pm on Saturday, March 18 – all money raised will go to World’s Greatest Shave.
Blood cancer is the third most common cause of cancer death in Australia, according to the Leukaemia Foundation, and claims more lives than breast cancer or melanoma – every day 35 people will be diagnosed.
“The money your sponsors give will provide emotional and practical support to families facing blood cancer, and fund vital research that will mean more people survive, while improving their quality of life,” the foundation’s website states.
“I would like to challenge the community to register themselves, their coach, their mothers, their principals, anyone and everyone,” says Blake.
Send a message to Blake through his Facebook page.

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