Preparing for Shave for a Cure this weekend Dave Fleming shaving for the eighteenth time
Preparing for Shave for a Cure this weekend Dave Fleming shaving for the eighteenth time Liana Walker

Teacher shaves for a cure for 18 years in a row

HE'S shaved his head for cancer for the past 18 years - and this year Stanthorpe school teacher Dave Fleming said he was looking forward to taking part again, raising money and highlighting the "crucial” support provided by the Leukaemia Foundation.

Mr Fleming, who is taking part in the foundation's 20th anniversary World's Greatest Shave this Sunday, has previously had his head shaved at school, but said this year he would be shaving off campus in his bid to raise $1200.

"I see the important work that the Leukaemia Foundation do, not only research for a cure but also the amazing support offered to the families of those suffering.”

Leukaemia Foundation CEO Bill Petch said that this year the foundation was aiming to raise $16 million "o more people survive their blood cancer”

Money raised will give families the free emotional and practical support as well as help fund research.

Mr Fleming's shave event will be held from 2.30pm at the Country Club Hotel. There will be a sausage sizzle and raffles with prizes including a $100 open order at the Country Club Bottle Shop; two $100 bottles of wine donated by Symphony Hill; an indoor clothes line donated by Ewan Young; and a variety basket donated by the Country Club.

St Joseph's will also hold a 'Funky Hair Day' at the end of term.

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