Supporting cancer cause a snip

Receiving a haircut from Hayley Gray as part of the Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand Shave for a Cure fundraiser at the Dunedin Farmers store on Saturday is Joyti Wing, of Mosgiel.

Mrs Wing, a Farmers staff member, has a close friend who is battling cancer and she had lost her mother-in-law to cancer.

About eight New Zealanders are diagnosed each day with a blood cancer.

More than $600,000 had been raised nationally for the cause by 5pm on Saturday, including more than $6000 from the Farmers Dunedin team.

Dunedin event organiser Jane Booth said Covid-19 had disrupted fundraising for charitable organisations for two years and it was important to work with them.

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