FINDING a cure for cancer is the goal of a small but strong group of south-west locals, who raised more than $16,000 for the Leukemia Foundation on the weekend.
Woolsthorpe's Greatest Shave organiser Sue Bell started the event two years ago when her cousin was diagnosed with a rare cancer.
She shaved her head to raise funds during that time and this year dyed her hair.
"People from all over the region have got involved," she said.
"I did it two years ago for my cousin to support him while he was diagnosed and he passed away unfortunately a couple of days after the shave.
"Everyone got behind it, they knew why I was doing it and what it meant to me."
The event on Saturday night saw people of all ages step up to get their heads shaved, and a few even got waxed for the cause.
"It was pretty cool, we even had a girl come up who cut her ponytail off and shaved her head, we donated the hair for a wig.
"We had a lot of business support and a big raffle, we couldn't draw tickets out quick enough.
"It was beyond what I imagined, I didn't think we'd top last years amount."
About 400 people attended on the night.
"My cousin was stoked last time when we hit $10,000 he rang me on the Friday night and congratulated me, and only a few days later he passed away.
"I'll always do this for him and his family, that's my way of dealing with it and I always think you have to find a positive out of a negative and if we can find a cure that will be amazing.
"It's something that has affected and shocked me, and has affected so many people.
"When we ask people on the night who has been affected by cancer, everyone puts their hand up."
Woosthorpe's Greatest Shave will be held again in two years.
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