It is that time of the year again, the time to shave off your hair (or support somebody who will be)! But this year unfortunately I won't be participating. It is just not practical with starting a new job. So instead I would like you all to support these 4 amazing ladies.

These four ladies each have their own story, they are child cancer mums. From left to right is Shanell (Kyah's mum), Becs (Liam's mum), Alma (David's mum) and Catherine (Sean's mum). (Alma has grown her hair the past 11 years, so she has lots that will come off...)

In honour of their very brave children, they have teamed together to try and raise NZ$50,000 for the Child Cancer Foundation. Every single cent of the money they raise will go to the Child Cancer Foundation. From personal experience we know that without CCF, people like us would have found it so incredibly hard to cope with our journey. Unfortunately, the sad fact is, that so many families are going through child cancer. And so many more will have to face the road tomorrow and the day after and the day after. Child Cancer is also sneaky, it catches you when you least expect it, when you are not prepared and it usually doesn't give you the luxury of time to make lots of different plans. It is a matter of jump in and swim and it doesn't care if and how well you might be able to swim. The journey is also incredibly exhausting and for many of us the treatment alone takes years and then there are the follow-ups and check-ups going forward. It is truly a journey I wish nobody would have to walk.

So how can you help?

Well, you can sponsor these amazing ladies by visiting their fundraising site here. This is a secure site that enables you to use a credit card. So even if you are located overseas, it is still possible to support them. Remember that 100% of all monies raised will go to the CCF.

If you are reluctant to use a credit card, you can deposit money in this bank account:
Westpac, Newtown Branch 03-0239-0159670-04 ref 1041670 (Pls make sure you add the reference so that it is allocated correctly) (Bank details updated)

Or you can see where they will be doing an actual collection by following their updates on their journal.

Of course if you are brave enough, you are welcome to register here and shave off your own hair to help raise money for the CCF and of course CCF is always looking for volunteers to help out with the event.

So please consider supporting these 4 amazing ladies. Please help brave children like:

1 comment:

Sharon said...

Child & cancer..... two words that should NEVER appear in the same sentence!