At the tender age of 11 Montana Skipper is this weekend shaving her head for the World’s Greatest Shave.
On Saturday, April 7 from 3pm to 6pm at the Royal Mail in Mulwala Montana is hoping to raise as much money as possible for the cause with her target of $1000 smashed and a new target of $2000 set, but she is hoping for more.
“I would like to shave off my hair to help raise money to support people suffering from Leukemia and to try and improve their lives,” Montana said.
“I have long hair that’s almost down to my bum and I’m going to shave it to the skin.
“I wanted to shave the day before the World’s Greatest Shave last year but my mum and dad said to think about it and if I still wanted to do it, I needed to make it count. I still want to do it so I am.
“I also have some donation tins at local businesses but more money for the cause would be great.”
These tins can be found at the Mulwala Bakery, Thyme for Coffee, Yarrawonga Newsagency, Intents Fishing and Outdoors and Tame Café.
As well as Montana having her head shaved a jumping castle, snowcone machine and face painting will also be available to keep the kids entertained and turn the event into a fundraising day.
Understandably Montana’s mum and dad are extremely proud of her for wanting to shave her head in general but at such a young age to want to do something that can greatly benefit others is amazing.
“It’s great that she wants to do something for others and as a young kid and especially a girl, to shave her hair completely off is just fantastic. We couldn’t be prouder,” Montana’s dad Dean said.
If people are still wanting to sponsor Montana on her quest visit the Worlds Greatest Shave website and search Montana Skipper in the Donate to a Shaver tab.
Make sure to make your way to the Royal Mail Mulwala on Saturday between 3pm and 6pm to help Montana raise money for a great cause.