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Carol delivers on $2000 goal for leukemia fundraiser

A delivery of her own - Australia Post Contractor, Carol McHatton prepares for the World's Greatest Shave. Photo: Valerie Horton / Fraser Coast Chronicle
A delivery of her own - Australia Post Contractor, Carol McHatton prepares for the World's Greatest Shave. Photo: Valerie Horton / Fraser Coast Chronicle Valerie Horton

SHAVING her head for a cure is about to make one Torquay woman Hervey Bay's most recognised Australia Post delivery contractor.

Full of energy before her 50th birthday, Carol McHatton accepted the World's Greatest Shave challenge this month, raising money for the Leukaemia Foundation.

"I was going to do it last year but I got married in July," Carol said.

"This year, I turn 50 and I wanted to do something special for others."

Over the years, Carol said she had tried the full spectrum of hairstyles and colours, including purple, perms, blonde and green locks, but this will be the first time she shaved her head.

"I'm excited to be shaving it all off and I've already met my first fundraising goal of $2000," she said.

Not content to call it a day, Carol has doubled her goal to $4000 ahead of the big shave at the Torquay Hotel on March 15.

"I've had a lot of support, it's been amazing, even some of the usual faces I see on my delivery rounds have chipped in," she said.

Carol said she had an aunty who was fighting leukemia but was also aware of the thousands of Aussies fighting blood cancer.

"I didn't find out until he sponsored me, but a bloke I work with's son has leukemia too," she said.

"I'm very lucky with my health - I hope to be just as fit and healthy in another 50 years."

Leukemia facts

  • Each day 31 Australians will receive the news they have blood cancer
  • Donations to the Leukaemia Foundation help to provide practical and emotional support to people with blood cancer, as well as investing millions in research
  • World's Greatest Shave raises about half the money the Leukaemia Foundation needs to fund its important work

Topics:  australia post, cancer, fundraising, hervey bay, leukemia, torquay, world's greatest shave




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