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Not for profit CEO “shears” in Gisborne for World’s Greatest Shave

13th March 2020

Not for profit aged care and health care provider Benetas’ CEO Sandra Hills OAM provided haircuts in Gisborne this morning to raise much needed funds for Leukaemia as part of the World’s Greatest Shave.

The international event runs each year in March and has been adopted by Macedon Ranges Health, supported by Benetas, since 2017 with its local Men’s Shed driving the initiative forward.

Macedon Ranges Health Primary Care Coordinator, Steve Power, said the event’s success was testament to the charitable goodwill in the community and the initiative of the community groups it facilitates.

“We’ve been providing strong health and community care in the region for over 30 years, and it’s great to see charitable initiatives like this really take-off,” Mr Power said.

With five local participants who received hair-cuts for the cause, the event included a BBQ by the Gisborne Men’s Shed and a raffle raising over $7000 for the cause, far exceeding expectations.

CEO Sandra Hills OAM said it was an exceptional effort by all.

“I mightn’t be the best hairdresser around, but it’s wonderful to be part of a local event like this that brings so many people in the community together to raise charitable funds and give back to important health causes.

“Ken Reither from the Gisborne Men’s Shed has done a great job yet again in spreading the word and helping to showcase Gisborne’s vibrant community spirit.”

Learn more about Macedon Ranges Health and its local community engagement.