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Beauty and the Geek, and his Will

“Anything we can all contribute is wonderful”: Beauty and the Geek 2021 winner and radio announcer Lachy Mansell on leaving a gift in will to the Leukaemia Foundation

Lachy celebrating his Beauty and the Geek win with Kiera Johnstone

From winning Beauty and the Geek in 2021 and starting his PR business, to achieving his dream of becoming a radio announcer and motorsport commentator, it’s been a whirlwind three years for Lachy Mansell.

In 2022 Lachy joined the World’s Greatest Shave community, buzzing off his locks to raise funds and awareness for the Leukaemia Foundation’s work.

But what started out as an act of support for people living with blood cancer turned into something far more personal.

“Shortly after my participation in the World’s Greatest Shave my grandfather was diagnosed with leukaemia, which really brought it into focus for me as it’s now something that has affected a close family member.”

After experiencing first-hand the devastation of a blood cancer diagnosis, as well as the life-changing support that the Leukaemia Foundation can provide, Lachy decided to give back by leaving a gift in his Will.

“Having now been able to see and appreciate the difference the Leukaemia Foundation can make to patients and their families, I wanted to leave behind a gift.”

“I hope my gift will provide support for families of people with blood cancer. I now have a much deeper appreciation of how important family support is for blood cancer patients.”

Lachy alongside his grandfather, Bill Mansell in 2016

The Leukaemia Foundation provides diverse support for Australians facing blood cancer, from accommodation for those who have relocated for emergency treatment, to financial aid for families. And to change the future of Australia’s blood cancer landscape, the Leukaemia Foundation is funding groundbreaking blood cancer research projects.

“The Leukaemia Foundation’s role doesn’t stop at generating funding for blood cancer research. They also provide invaluable support for blood cancer patients (and their families) when it comes to services such as accommodation, rehabilitation or even just having someone on the other end of the phone to talk to. Anything we can all contribute is wonderful.”

By joining hundreds of Australians like Lachy and including a gift in your Will to the Leukaemia Foundation, you’ll make an everlasting impact that ensures we can continue this life-changing work.

If you would like to know more about leaving a gift in your Will to the Leukaemia Foundation, please contact Emma Dwyer, Senior Philanthropy Manager, on (08) 8169 6051 or [email protected].

And if you are ready to write your Will to help Australians with blood cancer, we invite you to create your own Will during Free Wills Week, this 18-24 March, at

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Last updated on March 12th, 2024

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