20 March, 2024

Helping kids with cancer

Head shaving and chest waxing provided plenty of entertainment, while $2,830 was raised at the fundraising event at the Woodford Hotel on Sunday, March 10.

Brad Messinbird, Douglas ‘Jock’ Messinbird, Sandy Saward and Scott Burgess.
Brad Messinbird, Douglas ‘Jock’ Messinbird, Sandy Saward and Scott Burgess.

All proceeds went to the Kids With Cancer Foundation, courtesy of Woodford resident Douglas ‘Jock’ Messinbird, who instigated the event.

With Jock set to lose his hair due to cancer treatment, he opted instead to have it shaved beforehand to raise money for a good cause.

Jock’s sons Jesse and Luke began shaving their dad’s head, before Studio For Hair & Beauty hairdresser Lauren Payne finished the job.

Jock’s brother Brad also had his head shaved, as did Sandy Saward, while Scott Burgess had his chest waxed.

Lauren was involved in the head shaving, while Belinda Dunn from La Belle Beauty was involved in the waxing.

Jesse said the turnout was good, while “everyone seemed to enjoy themselves, especially once we started the waxing.”

A raffle was held at the start of the event before an auction took place at the end, with Mike Wheeler the auctioneer.

Items included two Brisbane Broncos jerseys and two tickets to Broncos games.

Jesse thanked Lauren, Belinda and Mike for their contributions, while also thanking those who made donations.

Jock thanked the Woodford Hotel for hosting the event, and also thanked the community for supporting the Kids With Cancer Foundation.


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