insignia and Signet have been proud supporters of the Leukaemia Foundation's World's Greatest Shave for a number of years through our fundraising team, the Winson Group Lifeshavers. Through this team we have a number of staff from insignia, Signet, and parent company the Winson Group volunteer to have their heads shaved or coloured to help raise funds for the Leukaemia Foundation.
This year's World's Greatest Shave event at Winson Group was held on Friday 29 April during a company BBQ lunch. Karen, Ron and Lincoln from the Brisbane team bravely offered to have their heads shaved by their colleagues, and a number of staff from the office and warehouse had their hair coloured in support of this cause.
To date the Winson Group has raised a total of $4,205 from online donations and prize raffles. Donations can still be made online until Thursday 30 June, so if you would like to make a donation please visit the Winson Group Fundraising Page.
Today, 35 Australians will be given the devastating news that they have leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma, and they'll turn to the Leukaemia Foundation for help.
Although survival rates are improving, blood cancers are the third biggest cause of cancer death in Australia.
Getting sponsored to shave, colour or wax the hair on your head, chest or face, is an extraordinary way to help families facing the challenge of blood cancer and to help Australia's best researchers.
The money the Lifeshavers have raised will go towards research, which is needed to discover kinder and more effective treatments for blood cancer. It will also support families when they need it most, providing people with leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma with a free home-away-from-home near hospital during their treatment.
It will also mean that the Leukaemia Foundation can transport them to appointments and provide as much practical assistance and emotional support as they can, all free of charge.
Well done to our people for supporting this worthy cause!