Family love spurs World’s Greatest Shave in Beeliar

Val Gauci with her grandson Lucas Jones (9). Photo: Jon Hewson. d491153 communitypix.com.au
Val Gauci with her grandson Lucas Jones (9). Photo: Jon Hewson. d491153 communitypix.com.au

NINE-year-old Lucas Jones gets to cuddle his grandmother every day thanks to the work of doctors and organisations such as the Leukaemia Foundation.

The young Beeliar resident and his grandmother Val Gauci, a survivor of Non Hodgkins Lymphoma, will be showing their gratitude for this work by holding a World’s Greatest Shave event this month.

Lucas’s mother Melissa said her son would be shaving his hair for the cause, while her mother would colour hers.

“Lucas had been commenting on the ads for the World’s Greatest Shave and asking questions about why we need more money to fight blood cancer when they already had medicine that worked for his nanna,” she said.

“I explained that not all medicine worked for everyone and that the scientists needed to keep working so that one day all blood cancers could be stopped.

“Lucas came back to us a while after our initial conversation and announced that he wanted to shave his head to raise money.

“He said that if the scientists could find medicine that made his nanna better, we should raise more money so that other medicine could be found to help other people.”

She said they were aiming to raise $2000 for the cause. The event will be held on March 10 from 10.30am to 12.30pm at Sul Lago Cafe, Beeliar.

Visit https://bit.ly/|2BY5IfF to donate.