Bega oncology unit gets surprise visit and donation

Despite usually being the one who cuts hair, hairdresser Kristy-Anne Rich was happy to subject herself to the scissors and the razor for a good cause on Saturday, January 11.

Kristy-Anne, who works at Le Curls salon, Merimbula hairdressers had her hair shaved to raise money for the Bega hospital oncology department and while she said that she had hoped to make $1000, she actually managed to significantly exceed her goal by raising a grand total of $1700.

Earlier this week Kristy-Anne took the money she had raised to the oncology unit where cancer care co-ordinator, Melissa Mudie said: “We had a lovely young lady walk in unannounced to our oncology unit and give us a cheque for a significant amount of money. This was raised by herself and her friends by shaving her head for awareness of cancer.

“We were delighted to accept it for use in patient care and resources for our small, but very busy oncology/haematology and day chemotherapy unit.”

Melissa added: “In talking with Kristy-Anne, she hadn't had any close friends or relatives with cancer, but knew there were quite a few local people going through it. She was motivated by just wanting to help those with cancer and as a hairdresser, couldn't imagine how hard a time it would be for the patients.”

Kristy-Anne thanked everyone who supported her fundraising efforts and congratulated winner of the $250 Le Curls voucher, Dennis Love.

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