Cairns in close shave for community

Published on POML-C Rob Bateman (author)

Location(s): HMAS Cairns

Commanding Officer HMAS Cairns, Commander Carl Capper, RAN, (seated right) joined other members of HMAS Cairns to raise more than $3000 for the Leukaemia Foundation by hosting a World's Greatest Shave event. (photo: Unknown)
Commanding Officer HMAS Cairns, Commander Carl Capper, RAN, (seated right) joined other members of HMAS Cairns to raise more than $3000 for the Leukaemia Foundation by hosting a World's Greatest Shave event.

The Commanding Officer of HMAS Cairns walked the talk recently after encouraging his ship’s company to shave their luscious locks for a great cause.
 
Commander Carl Capper and the crew of Cairns raised in excess of $3000 for the Leukaemia Foundation in support of the World’s Greatest Shave.
 
“Massive gratitude goes out to the organisers of the event and the staff of HMAS Cairns for supporting this noble cause,” he said, sporting a rather colourful bollard by the end of proceedings.

The day was coordinated by Chief Petty Officer Physical Trainer Rod Brennan, who also assisted with the shearing of heads and beards.
 
Annette Jarret from the Leukaemia Foundation visited Cairns to support the event and passed on the thanks of the foundation for the money raised.
 
Commander Capper, Chaplain Ian Lindsay, Able Seaman Marine Technician Dean Ross, Able Seaman Marine Technician Lachlan Miers, Jim Ross (Physio) and Dawn Riordan (Spotless contracted staff) all fell victim to the mighty clippers and or hair dye.
 
The clippers and hair dye were provided by Wolf & Co. Hair Salon with the talented Chloe providing the hairdressing expertise.
 
A special thanks also went to Vicki from Navy Canteens who donated the morning tea for the hungry sailors, each member donating $2 for the foundation to enjoy the culinary delights.   

All money raised helps families facing blood cancer and enables the Leukaemia Foundation to provide the emotional and practical support they need.

The donations will also help fund vital research so more people survive blood cancers like lymphoma, leukaemia and myeloma.