IT'S GONE: Amber Allen almost doubled her fundraising goal for the World's Greatest Shave.
IT'S GONE: Amber Allen almost doubled her fundraising goal for the World's Greatest Shave. Jessica McGrath

PHOTO GALLERY: Greatest shave makes great local effort

MORE than $1,000 in donations has been raised in support of the World's Greatest Shave by the Kingaroy public event.

Organiser Amber Allen was excited about the impact the Kingaroy Shopping World event made for the Leukaemia Foundation.

"I'm stoked so many people came down and supported it," Ms Allen said.

About 20 people shaved their heads for the cause and many more came to colour their hair, she said.

The stall also ran some raffle tickets, which raised more than $450 alone.

Ms Allen shaved off her hair at the event on Saturday, and almost doubled her personal goals by raising more than $3,600.

"It makes you feel proud that its gone to a good cause," she said.

Her biggest worry about the event was her son not recognising her after the shave.

"The little one thinks its funny and likes to touch the spiky hair," Ms Allen said.

Little Butcher worker Wade came down in his break to get his head shaved and the business raised more than $800 for the foundation through raffling off a rump.

The Hartwig family of four all shaved their hair and raised more than $800 for the cause.

"The cancer touched our family and this is something our family could do," Lee-anne Hartwig said.

Sandy and the team from SG Hair donated their time and worked hard with coloured hands all day, Ms Allen said.

The event was run by Ms Allen and Damian Martoo who was a very good sport, getting people involved.

All of the off cuts from the day were saved by sustainable salons, and will be transformed into compost and floating booms to absorb oil spills at sea.

The empty cans of coloured hairspray from the day will be diverted away from landfill and back into recycled resources.

This year the organisation celebrated the 20th anniversary for the iconic campaign, seeing the event traditionally dominated by men, extremely popular with females in 2018.

More than 2,350 females under the age of 24 years were brave and shaved to make a real difference for those who do not have a choice about losing their hair due to the blood cancer treatment.

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