PREMATURE HAIR LOSS
If you are out and about in Sippy Downs around the end of March and you notice that suddenly part of the local community has prematurely gone bald, but don't be alarmed. It is just the residents and staff of the Oasis Retirement Resort who are willing to lose their locks in order to support children with cancer.
Noel Hickmore, one of the residents at the Oasis Retirement Resort, will be one of the many hairless people. Noel and the rest of the klipped people are aiming to raise awareness of the work that is done by Childhood Cancer Support (CCS). Childhood Cancer Support is a Queensland charity that has been providing support and accommodation for families throughout Queensland, northern New South Wales, the Northern Territory and the Pacific Islands whilst their child undergoes treatment for cancer since 1975. The services range from accommodation to counselling, financial and emotional support to recreation and respite activities.
CCS receives no direct Government funding and relies on the generosity of the community in order to continue providing its diverse range of services and programs for families. CCS own and manage nine self-contained family units located close to the Royal Children's Hospital where families stay free of charge in a "home away from home" environment.
Mr Hickmore's passion for the cause is equaled by his fellow residents at the Oasisi Resort, who are holding a fundraising evening for CCS which will culminate in a grand klip-off involving several residents and staff members.
Klip 4 Kids will kick off at 6:30pm on Friday March 30th, in the Oasis Retirement Resort community hall with all donations going to Childhood Cancer Support.