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Generous act raises funds, awareness

CPSU Delegate Tamatha Creely said goodbye to her long brown hair last Friday, shaving her head to raise funds for cancer research.

This Royal Hobart Hospital employee lost her locks in front of an audience of her son’s peers at Rosetta Primary School. Children donned colourful Canteen bandanas and wore free dress to raise further funds on the day. Her son John looked on, with his little sister Jessie and Step Mum Toni also there for support. Although John was apprehensive at first about his mum undergoing the head shave, he was excited on the day.

Tamatha’s hairdresser Fiona from Kabuchi HairStudio donated her time on the day.

Tamatha received plenty of thumbs up signs and good lucks from the kids before her head was shaved.

Fiona took less than five minutes to finish the job. Her pony tail was first to go, and two razors were used to complete the shave to polished perfection.

As the razor clicked off, the children let off a huge clap of congratulations. It was emotional for Tamatha who shed a few tears, joined by others whose lives had been touched by cancer in some way.

A teacher aptly described the act as brave and gracious. Tamatha’s son John was happy too, smiling as he described the end result as “good”.

So far Tamatha’s exceeded her fundraising goal of $400, the tally reaching $679.10 on Monday.

The CPSU congratulates Tamatha on this amazingly generous and selfless gesture and for letting us be part of the day.

You can still donate! Tamatha’s still accepting donations until this Sunday. Click here to donate.

 

Read more about Tamatha and why she faced the razor here.

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