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Close shave for a cure

Kristin Busse colours Lilly Cluff’s, 3, hair as part of the World’s Greatest Shave at the Federal Hotel in Alstonville.
Kristin Busse colours Lilly Cluff’s, 3, hair as part of the World’s Greatest Shave at the Federal Hotel in Alstonville. Jay Cronan

PLAYERS from the Wollongbar-Alstonville Rugby Club had hair removed from many places yesterday.

A World's Greatest Shave fund- raiser was held at the Federal Hotel in Alstonville and players had their heads and beards shaved in front of 80 people.

One of the players, Arlo Cluff, was "a little hesitant" about getting his chest waxed.

"I said I'd get it shaved but the boys started telling people I'd get it waxed," he said.

"I got stitched up but I can't back out now."

Fundraiser organiser and rugby player Matt Scott hoped the event would raise young people's awareness of cancer.

"The Leukaemia Foundation is also about melanomas and other cancers and I work and play sport outdoors in the sun," Mr Scott said.

"Our age group is very complacent about it and we want to raise awareness and get rid of that complacency."

The team raised about $3000 for the Leukaemia Foundation.

Another fundraiser, held at Southside Truck Centre in Lismore on Sat- urday, raised more than $20,000.

The World's Greatest Shave started in Lismore in 1998 and has become the Leukaemia Foundation's biggestannual fundraiser.

Each year, about 125,000 people participate and $120m is raised for cancer research and to provide support to patients and their families.

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