Brave family to chop off locks

Lynn Arnold and her daughters Lucy, 20, and Molly, 13, will be participating in this year’s World’s Greatest Shave.
Lynn Arnold and her daughters Lucy, 20, and Molly, 13, will be participating in this year’s World’s Greatest Shave.

THE Arnold family has banded together to support the World's Greatest Shave this year.

Mother Lynn and daughters Lucy and Molly will face the clippers and colourful hairspray next month to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation.

Mrs Arnold said the family was putting a lot of effort into the fundraiser this year.

"My daughter Lucy and I will shave at Riverlink on March 17, and my younger daughter Molly will crazy colour," Mrs Arnold said.

"It's a family effort, trying to give back to the community who's always been so good to us.

"Lucy's getting nervous. It's a big thing for a 20-year-old girl to shave off her hair, but it's for a good cause and we're supporting each other," Mrs Arnold said.

"My husband Rob won't be shaving - even though he has the least to lose - but he will be assisting us in our fundraising," she laughed.

Mrs Arnold said the family was doubly excited to take part in the World's Greatest Shave this year, after the floods forced them to postpone their 2011 campaign.

"Unfortunately our home was flooded, and then we had a small house fire, so it was just a bit much to try to fundraise, especially when everyone's focus - including ours - was on supporting all the flood victims," Mrs Arnold said.

The Arnold family will host a car wash and sausage sizzle fundraiser on Saturday March 3 at the Booval Swifts Bowls Club, from 8.30am to 1pm.

To sponsor Lynn or Lucy Arnold for the Shave, search their names at



The World's Greatest Shave raises money for research by the Leukaemia Foundation into the blood cancer disease.

The shave also keeps Leukaemia Foundation supports services free.

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