Friends prepare to chop their locks

Franklin locals Becky Osborne, Gareth Vollebregt, Kim Grindlay and Michael Millard will be braving the shave this June, for a cause close to their hearts.

They are raising funds for leukaemia and blood cancer New Zealand, “My Mum has leukaemia,” said Becky. “It’s the second time she has battled cancer, and while we can’t fight it for her, this is what we can do,” she said.

Becky’s partner Gareth said it was easy to sign up to brave the shave. Kim agrees “she’s like a mum to me. It wasn’t even a decision, I just knew it was the right thing to do.” The shave will be going ahead on Sunday 3 June, at Samuel Miller Reserve. Local organisations have also come on board to support the group. Pukekohe Toyota have donated their BBQ, and the Coffee Guy will be donating proceeds from their sales to LBC. Organising the shave in such a short time frame also means there’s less time to back out, Kim said. “We’ve got the beanies ready.” They are hoping to raise $2000 for the foundation. “It goes towards research for cancer. Research helps so that means our kids don’t have to go through it- or see us go through it,” Becky said. “We might even do an auction for the beard,” Gareth added. The community is welcome to come and attend the day, purchase some food or drink and support a great cause.

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