Oct 14, 2011

Sally's Close Shave...

Hello everyone, well it's time for a bit of an update without the scrapping.  For some time now we have been telling you all about one of our Creative Team members and her desire to help the leukemia foundation's fundraising efforts by participating in the Worlds Greatest Shave.
 Originally we were going to do this at RetreatVille, but like most well laid plans it wasn't to be. A little more jigging and planning and guess what? - she had it in the hat!

Sally has put her hair on the chopping block to help raise funds for this very worthy cause.  With raffles and street stalls, plant sales, auctions and on-line donations Sally has been able to exceed her expected thresh-hold by raising an amazing total of just under $6000.00.   Not only has she been able to contribute such a generous figure, but she is also donating her hair to a wigmaker who will make sure it goes towards providing a much needed boost for some special little people.

What a mammoth effort, and how fortunate were my family and I to be there to watch these lovely long locks get the chop.  I would like to share a few photos from the day, and congratulate Sally for her selfless, and very generous efforts.  Apologize I must, however, as I looked high and I looked low but do you think I could find a knitted tea cozy for the occasion??  Our little woolen beanie would have to do.... 

1.Final draws for the raffle and an auction to "see" who will run with the clippers...
 
 2. But first, lets get the hair up, with the help of sister Bethy.  Note the sheer panic on Sally's face as Beth says: "Hey look Sal, isn't that Chopper Reid?"...
3. Ohhhhhhhh, how nice and long has Sally's hair grown!
4. Congratulations went to the nice Blind Man with the scissors as he is assisted to remove the plait.................... ok, he's not Blind, but he is very nice!
5. "The hair or the money......."
6. It seems Sally doesn't want to let either go, but quite frankly I'd be more worried about the Kenworth bloke Driving the Clippers!
7. "How's he going?" she's asked.... Can you see the hand - so so I think it says.
8. You'd be laughing too if you thought there weren't any blades in the clippers....
 9. Whilst Sally enjoyed the moment, the very moved crowd continued to fill the tea cozy replacement with financial abundance -  until the hair was all gone!

10. Through gritted teeth Sally advised her new friend that she would not require the $5 magic potion that would make her hair grow in a colourful and mysterious way. 
11. The giver of the Beanie come replacement tea cozy.
12. A well deserved smooch for an amazing effort.
Congratulations Sally, you have made us all proud with your wonderful efforts to spread some love in the world of those needing it so much.  XXXX


4 comments:

DebiJ said...

You are a courageous woman Sally to cut your lovely long hair, & I bow in her presence. What a wonderful fund raiser idea! Three cheers for Sally!

Sam said...

Way to go Sally!!! You are one very brave woman and all that money is going to a terrific cause, cheers to you:)

allana said...

Sally you have a wonderful person to do this for such a good cause. Congrats on raising all that money for those who need it. Love your new look. Think of the money you will save on shampoo, you can get more scrap supplies. Lol.

Sal said...

Thanks ladies...I must say that it has been a wonderful experience for me and one that I will never forget. No courage necessary, just a belief in a good cause xox