Where's Wally? Right here on the Sunshine Coast apparently
YOU'LL have no problem spotting where these Wally impersonators are.
Whether they're climbing Mount Coolum or hitting the bowling alley, Sunshine Coast locals will be earning their fundraising stripes as part of a new Where's Wally group, to raise money for life-changing charity Hair Aid.
The not-for-profit enterprise sends hairdressers to Manila in the Philippines, where they teach hair cutting, sewing and English skills to people living on the streets.
It all started in 2010, when project leader Selina Tomasich and her husband Mark were holidaying in the Philippines.
They met two nuns in a bar who told them about the Kuya Centre orphanage, which supported young boys separated from their families by poverty.
Mr and Mrs Tomasich offered to help the nuns set up a sewing centre, so the boys' families would learn skills needed to support themselves.
Months later they did just that, returning with University of the Sunshine Coast students and two seamstresses.
Next, under the banner of the university's Enactus team, Mrs Tomasich organised some English lessons for residents.
But hairdressing has been far and away the most successful endeavour, Mrs
They now conduct hairdressing training in four different locations, and have attracted some of Australia's top hairdressers. The first Where's Wally group will meet Saturday at the Kawana Waters Hotel from 3pm.
Participants are asked to donate $5 at each event which will go towards the next Hair Aid project in June.
WHAT: Where's Wally fundraiser for Hair Aid
WHERE: Kawana Waters Hotel
WHEN: Saturday March 14, 3pm