Mercy Care Nurse Unit Manager Lucie Flynn will be shaving her head on December 14 to raise funds for the refurbishment of pallative care unit, lounge room and courtyard at the centre.
“My hair is currently shoulder length and I have never shaved it before, although I have had my hair shorter than it is now,” Lucie said.
“It has never been cropped short so this will be a huge change for me.”
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Lucie will be going under the clippers to help locals and as a mark of respect to the members of staff at the Mercy Care Centre, family and friends that have battled cancer.
The fundraiser is combined with Mercy Care’s Christmas raffle which all leads into the facilities main fundraiser its annual cocktail party which will be held in March 2019.
“I would be happy to raise anything from $500 upwards but I know that the centre is aiming for $5000,” Lucie said.
“I don’t think I am that well known that we will raise that much, but you never know.
“I had thought that the person who made the largest donation might like to have a crack at the shave but I think it will more than likely be someone who can handle the clippers appropriately,” she said.
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The public are invited to attend the head shave in the palliative care rooms at the Mercy Care Centre from 3pm on Friday December 14
Locals wishing to donate can do so by going to the donation page at https://mercyhealthfoundation.secure.force.com/donate/bravetoshave, or alternatively they can drop in to the Mercy Care Centre on Demondrille Street in Young.
The raffle that is currently being run has some amazing prizes up for grabs with first prize a hamper and Artbrush by Erin Kookaburra framed in Tasmanian Oak, second prize is a hamper and a very festive Christmas pillow and third prize is a gorgeous, framed Nicola Waghorn cow print.
All proceeds from the raffle will be pooled with the money raised by Lucie and staff to go towards the refurbishment of the pallative rooms, lounge room and court yards at the centre.