Aurielle Green’s brave shave for a cure

Bald is the new bold for Buckingham Gardens Aged Care Service resident Aurielle Green, who has shaved her head on Thursday 28 February to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation.

Raising funds from family, friends and staff members since January, Ms Green had an audience of over 30 people including Buckingham Gardens residents, staff and volunteers.

At the age of 78, Ms Green who is passionate about raising awareness and funding research to find a cure for Leukaemia said nobody is too old to shave for a cause.

“Those diagnosed and suffering from Leukaemia need support and help, and this is the role that I can play.

“My family has been lucky to not suffer from any serious illnesses, but there are many people who are not as lucky,” Ms Green said.

“That’s the reason I did it, to help others,” she said.

  

Buckingham Gardens Service Manager Pauline Jones, who wielded the clippers, said she had been impressed by Ms Green's determination to raise the money.

“It has all been her idea and we’ve supported her.

“We decided to have the big party for her to celebrate all her efforts,” Pauline said.

Attendees enjoyed music, decorations and a cake, with Ms Green cracking jokes, laughing and dancing as her head was shaved.

Impressed by her courage one resident remarked Aurielle was "as game as Ned Kelly".

Aurielle will be donating $525 to the Leukaemia Foundation in honour of World’s Greatest Shave.

 

Posted March 1, 2019 in News