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Firefighters face a ‘hair razing’ experience
Wednesday 10 March 2010 – 10:00 AM


A shock diagnosis of leukaemia in his family has prompted Hope Valley firefighter Adam Fahey and his workmates to lose their hair in the name of charity.


Hope Valley Fire and Rescue’s B platoon will shave their heads as part of the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave which raises money for research into the disease.


“My father in law was diagnosed with leukaemia about two weeks before Christmas and it was a big shock to entire family,” Mr Fahey said.


“When something like that happens it hits home that leukaemia can strike anyone at anytime and that’s why the guys from B platoon are preparing to expose their noggins for a good cause”.


Firefighters Rob Garnett, Scott Bailey and Adam Reynolds will join Mr Fahey in razing their locks for the cause.


The team want people to get behind them and pledge donations to the event on line.


The Leukaemia Foundation says leukaemias are cancers that affect the blood and bone marrow.


Mr Fahey said his father in law was undergoing chemotherapy to treat the disease.


The Hope Valley firefighters will have their heads shaved by Salon Express in the Kwinana Hub Shopping Centre at 10.30am on Saturday March 13.


People can donate to the cause by logging onto www.worldsgreatestshave.com and navigate to the sponsor a team section. The team name is ‘Hope Valley B Platoon WA Fire & Rescue’.





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