Sharon Couper colours Marleigh Dreyer’s hair.
Sharon Couper colours Marleigh Dreyer’s hair. Blainey Woodham

Hairs off to support cancer fund

CROWDS flocked to Tweed City on Saturday to support the brave participants in the World's Greatest Shave.

The event ran from 11am to 2pm DST, and funds raised during this time will go towards the care and cure of patients and their families living with leukemia.

Hair was snipped, shaved and dyed a range of lurid and outrageous colours all in the name of fundraising and support.

Marleigh Dreyer, 9, had her hair coloured in support of a friend who took the plunge and had her head shaved.

“We were there supporting Leanne Rice, who raised $1800 through her fundraising,” Marlegh's mother Jess Dreyer said.

“It was a great thing to be involved in and support.”

Kaos Hair in Tweed City sponsored the charity event.

Stylists from the Tweed City salon were kept busy throughout the day catering to the number of people who had signed up to be part of the worthy cause.

Many of the Tweed City retailers have been busy fundraising over the past weeks and stepped up to have their head shaved as part of the nation-wide event.

According to the Leukemia Foundation, every hour of every day at least one person in Australia is diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma.

World's Greatest Shave is an annual event held to raise money for the Leukemia Foundation.

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