A cause close to his heart

Nick Ferrari decided to part ways with his locks for the Leukemia Foundation.

Every year, thousands of Australia’s say goodbye to their beloved hair as they participate in the World’s Greatest Shave.

The World’s Greatest Shave raises money every year for Leukaemia Foundation, with participants of the event raising money to shave their head.

This year, Mathoura Football Club assistant coach Nick Ferrari shaved his head, raising money for those suffering with leukaemia.

“A few of my friends’ children were recently diagnosed so I wanted to do what I could,” Mr Ferrari said.

“One of my friends has a seven-year-old that was diagnosed, and another of my friends has a 13-year-old who was diagnosed.

“When it hits that close to home when they are that age and aren’t going to be able to do some of the things we take for granted.”

Mr Ferrari was asked to join a group of friends which was raising money for the cause.

The group had a goal of $8000 and Mr Ferrari was asked to help.

“They were almost a thousand short when they came and asked me to join,” Mr Ferrari said.

“In the end, they ended up reaching the $7000 goal, and I managed to raise $6475 on my own.

“I shaved it at the footy club before a match, and we had a few of the boys join in after I did it.

“It’s been incredibly heart-warming to see how the community has come together and supported the cause.”

Last year, the World’s Greatest Shave raised moe than $17.3 million for the Leukaemia Foundation, with more than 20,000 participants.

Mr Ferrari said he would shave his head again next year, hoping to better his result from this year.

“I want to shave my head next year, but I want to put more planning into it and make it into a bigger event and hopefully raise more money,” he said.

“Anything I can do to help, I’ll do.”