Matthew Swain
Amount Raised
$8,592.50
Fundraising Goal $7,000.00

I’m helping to beat blood cancer by taking part in the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave!

It's a classic story of a dare gone wrong. "Don't cut your hair until summer!" and two summers later... the head you see in the picture to the left has been bringing fear to the eyes of children for years! Only mostly kidding. We want to turn this dare gone wrong into something really important to our family. Just over five years ago my mum, Heather, lost her life to multiple myeloma. She was only 62, mother to 4, grandmother to 13, and the most loved and adored wife to my dad, Michael. She left a giant Christmas cake-shaped hole in our festive seasons, the sweet scent of perfume in the master bedroom of the family homestead, and the lingering sound of her laugh all around us. We miss her immensely, and that cliché of "taken too soon" feels so real. Blood cancer has had a major impact on our lives, but it's not just us. Every day another 47 Australians are diagnosed with a blood cancer; that's one every 31 minutes. Although research is improving survival, an Australian loses their life to blood cancer every two hours. So please sponsor me to finally return this head to its former glory, and much more importantly, to give families facing blood cancer the support they need, and fund vital research to help more people survive blood cancers and have a better quality of life.
Event Date
Jun 1, 2020 12:00 AM
Location Name
New South Wales

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Lyn Richardson donated $80.00
Apr 5, 2021 10:12 PM
GGC left a message
Mar 26, 2021 1:52 PM
Well done Matt from all at the golf club!
Gerringong Golf Club donated $250.00
Mar 26, 2021 1:51 PM
Stephen Berry left a message
Mar 23, 2021 9:08 PM
Well done Matthew
Stephen Berry donated $100.00
Mar 23, 2021 9:07 PM
Jessica Benito donated $40.00
Mar 23, 2021 2:25 PM
Matthew Swain left a message
Mar 22, 2021 10:08 PM
Thank you so much to everyone for contributing - we are absolutely blown away! Enjoy this progress shot https://secure.leukaemiafoundation.org.au/registrant/imageWriter.aspx?ElementPropertyID=11283608
Jan and Keith left a message
Mar 22, 2021 7:49 AM
Well done Mat. Great cause. :heart::heart::innocent:
Jan and Keith Marsh donated $100.00
Mar 22, 2021 7:47 AM
Brett Napier donated $500.00
Mar 21, 2021 9:40 PM
Qscan Group left a message
Mar 21, 2021 9:05 PM
Great work Matt!
Qscan Group donated $512.50
Mar 21, 2021 9:05 PM
Michael and Hannah left a message
Mar 21, 2021 8:05 PM
Couldn’t leave it short of 7k, Gran wouldn’t have had it
Michael Swain donated $73.87
Mar 21, 2021 8:04 PM
Amelia Wielgosz donated $15.00
Mar 21, 2021 7:53 PM
Dominic Riordan donated $102.50
Mar 21, 2021 5:48 PM
Maja Walsh donated $41.00
Mar 21, 2021 4:05 PM
Greg Swain donated $51.25
Mar 21, 2021 3:25 PM
Gemma Ramsay donated $20.50
Mar 21, 2021 2:41 PM
Cynthia Naseri donated $30.75
Mar 21, 2021 2:29 PM
Sarah And Ryan donated $80.00
Mar 21, 2021 8:08 AM
Imogen Riordan donated $20.50
Mar 21, 2021 8:05 AM
Rory Riordan donated $84.05
Mar 21, 2021 7:31 AM
Hannah Beaven donated $80.00
Mar 20, 2021 11:56 AM
Michael Swain donated $205.00
Mar 20, 2021 11:53 AM
Matthew Swain left a message
Mar 19, 2021 8:36 AM
Absolutely unreal - we have increased the fundraising goal again!!! THANK YOU
Bodie Simpson donated $30.75
Mar 19, 2021 7:11 AM
Stuart Dixon donated $102.50
Mar 18, 2021 7:57 PM
Judi Yeo donated $41.00
Mar 18, 2021 6:52 PM
Brendon Baglin donated $102.50
Mar 18, 2021 6:15 PM
Privacy Requested donated $250.00
Mar 18, 2021 6:08 PM
Robert Rice donated $30.00
Mar 18, 2021 4:53 PM
stuart quine donated $145.00
Mar 18, 2021 12:02 PM
colin swain left a message
Mar 18, 2021 8:11 AM
Heather is one of the billion stars, you see in the clear midnight sky. The brightest one.
colin swain donated $51.25
Mar 18, 2021 8:05 AM
Jessica Evans left a message
Mar 18, 2021 6:32 AM
Great job Swain Family. Thinking of you all! x
Jessica Evans donated $41.00
Mar 18, 2021 6:31 AM
Matthew Swain left a message
Mar 17, 2021 9:00 PM
Thank you so much to everyone who has contributed - you have been so generous that we have increased our goal!! Four days till we finally see what’s under all this hair...
Blake & Imogen left a message
Mar 17, 2021 8:44 PM
Happy birthday Heather :heart: Love you guys (PS keep the beard and we’ll double it)
Blake Young donated $205.00
Mar 17, 2021 8:39 PM
Imogen Bailey donated $205.00
Mar 17, 2021 8:34 PM
Mark Hansen left a message
Mar 17, 2021 8:04 PM
Well done Matt.
Mark Hansen donated $82.00
Mar 17, 2021 8:03 PM
Simon Hughes left a message
Mar 17, 2021 7:35 PM
You will ruin Christmas by shaving but it’s for a good cause. :santa:
Simon Hughes donated $205.00
Mar 17, 2021 7:34 PM
Michael Swain left a message
Mar 17, 2021 1:10 PM
Today would have been Heathers Birthday, she has left a hole in the heart to all that loved her and she would have been very proud of her Matthew.
Michael Swain donated $500.00
Mar 17, 2021 1:06 PM
Wazza left a message
Mar 12, 2021 1:58 PM
Hey Matt, If you collect the hair and sell it you'll have enough for another $5K. Greta Job
Warwick Lee donated $307.50
Mar 12, 2021 1:57 PM
Tim left a message
Mar 12, 2021 12:43 PM
Just shave your head
Timothy Campbell donated $300.00
Mar 12, 2021 12:42 PM
Tony left a message
Mar 12, 2021 9:11 AM
Look forward to loss of the Rasputin appearance, worth the money!
Tony Grattan-Smith donated $307.50
Mar 12, 2021 9:08 AM
Ashleigh Swain donated $51.25
Mar 10, 2021 11:21 PM
Lee Hughes left a message
Mar 10, 2021 1:31 PM
Oh dear I think it's time to shave. Remembering your mum Heather we all miss her dearly xxxxx
Lee Hughes donated $100.00
Mar 10, 2021 1:20 PM
Michael left a message
Mar 8, 2021 2:48 PM
Happy Birthday Brooke
Michael Swain donated $61.50
Mar 8, 2021 2:46 PM
Ashley Vicary donated $20.00
Mar 8, 2021 8:54 AM
Brooke left a message
Mar 7, 2021 11:59 AM
Happy Birthday Dad
Brooke Swain donated $60.00
Mar 7, 2021 11:58 AM
Sam Saliba donated $102.50
Mar 7, 2021 7:35 AM
Neela Silva donated $41.00
Mar 6, 2021 3:01 PM
Josie left a message
Mar 5, 2021 9:51 PM
Supporting a good cause :slightly_smiling_face:
Josie Romagnoli donated $50.00
Mar 5, 2021 9:50 PM
The Holts left a message
Mar 5, 2021 6:56 PM
Great idea Matthew, hopefully we still recognise you at the next family event. Love Alan, Sue, Michelle, Melinda
Melinda Holt donated $256.25
Mar 5, 2021 6:53 PM
Matt Bellairs donated $102.50
Mar 5, 2021 6:30 PM
Kyllie left a message
Mar 5, 2021 4:22 PM
Happy Birthday to the best Dad. He wanted a donation in lieu of a gift.
Kyllie Moloney donated $102.50
Mar 5, 2021 4:16 PM
Kyllie left a message
Mar 5, 2021 4:10 PM
Missing Mum everyday..
Kyllie Moloney donated $102.50
Mar 5, 2021 4:10 PM
Wendy Cutting left a message
Mar 5, 2021 2:12 PM
The mane has become quite a talking point. I can’t wait to see the old Matt back!
Wendy Cutting donated $102.50
Mar 5, 2021 2:03 PM
Michelle Marsh donated $200.00
Mar 5, 2021 12:05 PM
Sally from the Leukaemia Foundation left a message
Mar 5, 2021 11:58 AM
Hi Matthew! What a beautiful message you've written about your lovely mother :orange_heart::blue_heart: Every dollar you and your lovely supporters raise is one step closer to finding a cure and ensuring people living with blood cancer get the care and support they need! Thank you for joining us for World’s Greatest Shave and keep up the amazing work Matthew :sparkles:
Tash left a message
Mar 5, 2021 11:21 AM
Good luck with the fundraising! I think of Heather and you guys often and this is a wonderful way to honour her :hearts:
Natasha Swain donated $148.63
Mar 5, 2021 11:17 AM
Jason left a message
Mar 5, 2021 9:47 AM
I’m stoked for Mum’s sake and for the amount of money this will raise for a very important cause close to all your hearts. - Tongan Son xx
Jason Linke donated $315.19
Mar 5, 2021 9:42 AM
Brooke left a message
Mar 5, 2021 9:31 AM
For Mum
Brooke Swain donated $148.63
Mar 5, 2021 9:31 AM
Reece Conley left a message
Mar 5, 2021 9:20 AM
I think we can all agree that this 'Castaway' phase of your life has run its course.
Reece & Charlotte Conley donated $41.00
Mar 5, 2021 9:14 AM
Kelly Marsh donated an undisclosed amount
Mar 5, 2021 9:08 AM
Steph Swain donated $145.00
Mar 5, 2021 8:58 AM
Kathy left a message
Mar 5, 2021 8:50 AM
The mane has got to go!
Kathy Swain donated $1,000.00
Mar 5, 2021 8:49 AM