Dark Light Joondalup laser-tagger has cancer in her sights


Caillyn Gilligan chose her laser tag centre as the venue for her World’s Greatest Shave event.
Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au   d450310
Caillyn Gilligan chose her laser tag centre as the venue for her World’s Greatest Shave event. Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au d450310

League player Caillyn Gilligan decided to use the venue for her World’s Greatest Shave event to raise funds for the Leukaemia Foundation.

The Kingsley 16-year-old said though she did not know anyone suffering from cancer at the time, after signing up to do the shave, she encountered people who had cancer or had lost loved ones to the disease.

“I decided to do the World’s Greatest Shave because I have been through a hard time and my experience taught me that even though life is difficult, we can still help others,” she said.

“I was a bit nervous about getting my hair shaved, but at the same time was very excited because I had a lot of support from my friends and family.

“I set up donation boxes in my community, including Dark Light, and shared a link for online donations on various social media sites.”

Caillyn said she was very happy to exceed her goal of $500 and raise almost $680.

“I am feeling very confident with how my hair looks now, or lack thereof,” she said.

You can still donate at bit.ly/25OM4dX.