Rhys Roberts
Amount Raised
$1,180.00
Fundraising Goal $2,500.00

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

Just as for everyone else, 2020 was a bizarre year, but for me much (much, much) less difficult than for many people. Sure, our business was disrupted, but only a little and only for a few months. Our team worked from home from early March 2020, and by about June it was almost business as usual. (Our main concern at that time being what we could do to support our many clients who were more severely impacted.) Yes, my personal life was inconvenienced, but only mildly. I couldn’t go to the movies, or on holiday … oh yeah, and I couldn’t go my local barber. By May of 2020, when I was starting to look a bit shaggy, I asked my wife to get the clippers out and give me an all over number 2. And I repeated that every month or so throughout 2020 and into early 2021 – even when barbers were allowed to reopen, it didn’t seem to be worth the risk. We kept at it with the trusty clippers. When we went back into lockdown shortly after that though, I was starting to suffer clipper fatigue. (Is there such as thing? If not, there is now). So I let my hair grow, with no purpose in mind except a certain change in attitude, which I know was manifesting itself in many others. Once again we were still employed, we still had food on the table, we could still pay our bills – so what I was experiencing was utterly trivial. But in September 2021 things took a darker (non-Covid-related) turn. I had a conversation with my oldest and closest friend, a guy I met in school in the UK, have shared so much with and have loved for more than 40 years. He told me he had been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. So even though I am now very much in need of a haircut, I have decided that I am going to let this mane grow till we get to the next round of the World’s Greatest Shave, in March 2022. And then I’m going to shave it off. And I’ll do the job properly – the beard can go too. If by doing so I can raise money for research into cancer cures, that will be a great outcome. So if you’ve read this far, and if you think my ageing 70s rocker look just has to go, please chip in with a contribution. Please click the button and sponsor me today!
Event Date
Jun 1, 2021 12:00 AM
Location Name
New South Wales

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Viridity Pty Ltd donated $500.00
Jan 11, 2022 8:42 PM
Jane left a message
Dec 2, 2021 11:56 AM
Great initiative and a positive way to finish 2021...hoping you get to visit family and friends in 2022.:blush:
StewartBrown donated $250.00
Dec 2, 2021 11:52 AM
Richard left a message
Dec 1, 2021 10:18 AM
Great cause! I look forward to seeing the new you. Well done
Richard Beamish donated $100.00
Dec 1, 2021 10:18 AM
Mobile Management donated $100.00
Nov 30, 2021 7:13 PM
Justin W left a message
Nov 29, 2021 3:13 PM
Well done - it’s a fantastic cause. I too have family battling cancer at the moment. Wishing your friend all the very best and a speedy recovery.
Justin Weiner donated $150.00
Nov 29, 2021 3:08 PM
Nathaniel from Leukaemia Foundation left a message
Nov 25, 2021 4:04 PM
Hi Rhys. Thank you for signing up to support those impacted by blood cancer. If you have any questions or would like some fundraising ideas, please call us on 1800 500 088. Good luck with your event and with reaching your goal!
Siobhan left a message
Nov 23, 2021 1:17 PM
It's going to be a hot headed summer and a cool, cool winter.
SIobhan Komander donated $80.00
Nov 23, 2021 1:16 PM