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Cutting it close for the kids

CHILDREN cheered and screamed with delight as Jimmy Boxer lost his hair, moustache and eyebrows for three Warrnambool girls.

Warrnambool East Primary School’s popular gardener, cleaner and maintenance man helped raise $3500 for the Mulready sisters, Emily, 11, Rhiannon, 8, and Courtney, 7, who tragically lost their parents earlier this year.

“Jimmy has a heart of gold."

Mr Boxer arrived on a motorised wheelchair at the school assembly dressed as a racing car driver to a rock star reception from the children.

He said whenever anyone at the school was having a difficult time the school community always rallied around each other.

“We mightn’t be the wealthiest school in Warrnambool but when we put our heads down for each other we would have to be the number one school in Warrnambool,” he said.

“We just support each other.”

For Mr Boxer it was a couple of years between hair cuts and he said he wanted to raise $1000 for his hair, $1000 for his moustache and $1000 for his eyebrows.

Throughout the years he has generated money by selling secondhand goods, plants, wheelbarrows, kindling and firewood. 

But his Crop The Cleaner day is one of the biggest events on his charitable resume.

Principal Lindy Sharp praised Mr Boxer’s commitment to the school and the generosity of the school community.

“Jimmy has a heart of gold,” she said.

“The parents and the school appreciate what he does — not just on special occasions but every day.”

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