Rockingham lass raises more than $2700 in World’s Greatest Shave

Rockingham's Kaitlyn Russell beat her own target of $2500 and raised $2728 when she cut her hair off for The World's Greatest Shave.
Rockingham's Kaitlyn Russell beat her own target of $2500 and raised $2728 when she cut her hair off for The World's Greatest Shave.

BEATING her target was worth the loss of her locks for Rockingham lass Kaitlyn Russell.

Ms Russell dedicated her time and strands to last month’s World’s Greatest Shave held on July 16.

She set a goal to raise $2,500 but beat it by more than a whisker with a total of $2,728.

“Having no hair is a strange but cool (pun intended!) feeling. I still catch glimpses of myself in mirrors or windows and have to take a second look,” she said.

“The strangest part is showering because I was so used to avoiding wetting my hair or having to spend 20 minutes washing it. Now it’s just so quick and easy to wet and dry.

“I’m so grateful for the generosity of my friends, family, football club, Specsavers customers and the Rockingham community – without their support I wouldn’t have been able to raise $2,728 for the Leukaemia Foundation.”

Suffering hairloss as a child through an alopecia diagnosis she felt grateful that her hair eventually grew back strong, healthy and long.

It was this good fortune that inspired her to help others.

She works at Specsavers in Rockingham.