Queensland Travel Counsellors takes part in World’s Greatest Shave and raises $1200 for the Leukaemia Foundation
Last Saturday March 12, Runaway Bay Travel Counsellor Kerrie Croft helped raise awareness and funds for the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave.
Gold Coast’s Runaway Bay Shopping Centre was the location for the public event where a local councillor acted as MC and a local hairdressing salon provided hair shaving and colouring services to all participants. Kerrie was the first to get up on stage and many shoppers were interested to see her long and curly locks get shaved off for a great cause. For a little fun, Kerrie also had her head coloured bright blue, which happened to match the outfit she was wearing to a wedding an hour later.
Kerrie also took the time to share her personal cancer story with the audience. Undergoing chemotherapy to treat bouts of breast cancer she fought both thirteen and three years ago, Kerrie is no stranger to losing her hair. Despite having shaved her head in the past, this was the first time Kerrie asked friends and clients to sponsor her. Kerrie is delighted to have raised more than $1200 for charity. “Every little bit helps, so I’m happy to have been able to raise funds for such a terrific cause,” comments Kerrie. “Besides, with the weather still being so hot and humid, being bald will keep me cool.”
David Hughes, Managing Director of Travel Counsellors Australia comments, “Travel Counsellors agents are truly invested in their local community and Kerrie is a good example of what types of activities our team regularly take part in. I’m delighted that Kerrie was able to raise more than $1200 for the Leukaemia Foundation – she is both a wonderful advocate for the community and Travel Counsellors.”