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World’s Greatest Shave

20 years of World’s Greatest Shave

This year an amazing $16.6 million was raised by people taking part in the 20th year of World’s Greatest Shave. This is a fantastic achievement for all our brave participants who took the plunge to give people affected by blood cancer all the practical and emotional support they need and fund vital research that will save lives.

Chris Schiavello was our highest fundraiser with a massive $55k raised! Chris is passionate about using his networks in the construction industry to encourage support for a cause close to his heart.

“My best friend was diagnosed with blood cancer when we were younger, so I am well aware of the support needed for people facing treatment as well as the need for more research funding.

“We approached our clients, contractors and suppliers and said ‘instead of taking us out to lunch or sending gifts please donate to my shave page, that would mean so much more to me’,” says Chris.

Thank you to everyone involved for making our 20th year so memorable!



Last updated on September 4th, 2018

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