Liam Fell’s long flowing locks and bushranger beard took years to grow. But when his friend Hilary Matchett was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, he didn’t hesitate. Liam wanted to do something to help so he shaved all his hair and donated the funds to Chris O’Brien Lifehouse.
“The idea of a shave came quite easily as I had accumulated a fair amount of hair on my head and chin,” Liam said in an interview with the Grenfell Record. “It did take me a couple of beers though to pluck up the courage to ask Hilary!”
Hilary, who received treatment at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, says she was overwhelmed with the response to the fundraiser. “I received enormous support from the staff there, so I couldn’t think of a better place for the money to go when Liam asked if it was okay for the event to be in honour of me,” she said. A giant thank you to Liam for donating not only his auburn locks but also raising $5,130 for Chris O’Brien Lifehouse. It’s this kind of community support that means we can keep working to make things a little easier for people with cancer, their families and carers.