McCullough Robertson helps break World’s Greatest Shave fundraising record!
29 June 2012
Final figures show the 2012 World’s Greatest Shave in March raised a record of more than $5 million in Queensland for leukaemia patients and the Leukaemia Foundation thanks the McCullough Robertson team for their contribution to this result.
The outstanding fundraising efforts of the McCullough Robertson team earned them a place as one of the state’s Top 30 fundraisers for the 2012 World’s Greatest Shave.
Members of the McCullough Robertson team raised more than $23,000 and were recognised for their efforts at a thank-you function in Brisbane held by the Leukaemia Foundation. They were joined by other Queensland businesses, individuals and community groups who made the Top 30 list.
More than 40,000 Queenslanders participated in World’s Greatest Shave this year, shaving or colouring their hair (or supporting others who did) to raise funds for patients and their families living with leukaemias, lymphomas, myeloma and related blood disorders.
Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland CEO, Bill Petch, said this year’s event could not have been the success it was without the fantastic efforts of participants such as the McCullough Robertson team who put their hair on the line to raise vital funds.
'Not only has their dedication and enthusiasm earned them a place on the Top 30 fundraisers list, they have also earned a place in the hearts of leukaemia patients and their families who will benefit from the funds raised,' Mr Petch said.
'Without the generous support we received from the McCullough Robertson team and other participants in our largest annual fundraiser, the Foundation would not be able to keep its range of support services free for patients and their families in need.'
'We have certainly set the bar high for next year!'
2012 has been an exciting time for the Leukaemia Foundation as the charity expanded two of its accommodation facilities in Brisbane and Townsville to meet growing demand.
Funds raised from World’s Greatest Shave enable the Foundation to continue providing free support services including accommodation, counselling and transportation to patients and their families, as well as undertaking ground-breaking research to take us closer to a cure.