Stawell Fire Brigade members shave for a good cause

Stawell Fire Brigade members lost their hair and their beards in the brigade's 'Shave for the Brigade' fundraiser.

The total money raised for the Stawell Fire Brigade was $1,787.

The 'Shave for the Brigade' event came into being when Stawell Fire Brigade member, Jason Willis wanted to shave his beard of 15 years off to raise money for the Stawell Fire Brigade.

After speaking to brigade captain Tim Hughes and brigade chaplain Craig Allen, it was decided that any money raised from the event would be used to purchase helmet torches and reusable stainless steel water bottles to be issued to all Stawell Fire Brigade members.

Event organisers were Molly Willis, Shanae Moss and Chris Le Gassick.

Collection tins were placed around Stawell businesses in early October last year.

The staff at Grampians Pharmacy conducted a raffle donating $300 for the cause.

The 'Shave for the Brigade' event was held at The Gift Hotel.

A sausage sizzle was held at the evening raising around $400.

Businesses who donated towards the event were Frewstal, Newtons Butchers, Fisher's Stawell IGA, Our Shop on Main and Waack's Bakery.

Fire Brigade member and hairdresser Shanae Moss from Shanae Hair Stylist in Stawell donated her time and expert shaving skills for the event.

Several members of the public who were in attendance at the hotel joined othe brigade shavers on the night and also shaved for the cause.

On hearing of the 'Shave for the Brigade' event, manager of the Stawell Commonwealth Bank branch, Daniel Jones kindly donated 100 stainless steel reusable water bottles for the Stawell Brigade.

Mr Jones and staff members presented the water bottles to the brigade.

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