WORLD’S GREATEST SHAVE: Peter Moir with his daughter Mara Moir and granddaughter Haylee Moir will all shave their heads in support of the Leukaemia Foundation.
WORLD’S GREATEST SHAVE: Peter Moir with his daughter Mara Moir and granddaughter Haylee Moir will all shave their heads in support of the Leukaemia Foundation. Kate Darvall

Family has three generations in World's Greatest Shave

THREE generations of the Moir family will soon shave their heads, all thanks to eight-year-old Haylee's persistence.

The self-described Nutty Shavers will soon lose their long locks in the name of the Leukaemia Foundation's World's Greatest Shave.

Mara Moir said she was motivated to support the cause for years but never pushed to step up to the plate.

She said this all changed thanks to her daughter, Haylee.

"She heard about it all, and piped up with 'let's do the shave'," Ms Moir said.

"Her insistence to do it was the main thing that kept bringing it up."

Ms Moir said she was "gobsmacked" her daughter wanted to do the shave for charity.

"I'm so proud, it's amazing," she said.

"I never did anything like this as a kid."

But she said it took some time to explain to Haylee just what the World's Greatest Shave involved.

"She didn't realise her hair would be all gone at first," she said.

"Then I explained it'll look just like Poppy's when he shaves his head."

Now she understood the full gravity of her decision, Haylee said she was more excited than ever.

"A friend at school said I'd look ugly," she said.

"But I don't really care: I just want to help someone."

Haylee's granddad Peter Moir said he was proud of his daughter Mara and granddaughter Haylee and wanted to support them.

But Mr Moir said he was also motivated by other reasons.

"My dad died of cancer: it wasn't leukaemia but it was still cancer," he said.

"If we can help one person survive or just feel better in themselves, it's worth it.

"It's a horrible thing to go through."

The three-generational Nutty Shavers will shave their heads on Saturday, March 12, at Kingaroy Shoppingworld.

To join the shave or sponsor the family, phone Mara on 0438262723 or Peter on 0467627885.

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