A little hair goes a long way

Narelle White and Julie Jackson will be taking part in the Crazy Hair Day.
Narelle White and Julie Jackson will be taking part in the Crazy Hair Day.

March 23 will be a very special day at Southern Cross Care St Lawrence Apartments.

The volunteer group, staff and residents will take part in Crazy Hair Day, or Shave for a Cure, raising awareness and much-needed funds for the Leukaemia Foundation.

Julie Jackson, who is one of the staff, will be shaving her head to raise donations, while other not-so-brave staff members, residents and volunteers will be colouring their hair.

“We have organised this day as part of the Southern Cross Care’s Lifestyle program,” lifestyle co-ordinator Debbie Tonkin said.

“The residents get to join in on all the fun and contribute to the day for a worthwhile cause.”

“St Lawrence is like it’s own little community and activities like this promote teamwork between the staff and residents, it gives the residents a sense of contributing and promotes independence,” Mrs Tonkin said.

Donations can be made at Panthers Hair and Beauty or at IGA.