Fundraising goal smashed

Kath Mangan, Alex Mrak and her son Kristjan. (Supplied)

Ash Bolt

Two work colleagues have taken the plunge and cut their locks after smashing their fundraising goal for the Leukaemia Foundation’s World Greatest Shave.

Alex Mrak and Kath Mangan, who work together at Bellarine Community Health, both had their heads shaved at the BCH Point Lonsdale building on Thursday, March 17 in front of their workmates.

“We’re so thrilled to have done this and to be able to support the Leukaemia Foundation and raise funds for research into blood cancer,” Ms Mrak said.

Both ladies said they were very nervous leading up to the save but were buoyed on by the support of their colleagues and were very happy with the outcome.

“We had our [chief executive] Garry Ellis and chief financial officer Kathy Russell in charge of the shavers so that did make us a little more nervous, but we’re really happy we’ve gone through with it and are so proud to have been able to support this cause,” Ms Mangan said.

The pair had set themselves a target of raising $2000, but had smashed past that with more than $5000 raised, with a bit of support from Ms Mrak’s son Kristjan who also took part in the shave.

“Both Kath and I have been so grateful for all the donations from the community, and we’ve really appreciated all the support from Bellarine Community Health,” Ms Mrak said.

“We believe that individuals with a common goal working together can make a change, be that big or small.”