TEN staff from Sikorsky Australia's Nowra's operation have lost their locks as part of the 2021 World's Greatest Shave.
The Sikorsky staff united in solidarity to bravely shave their heads to stand in support of the 50-plus Australians who are diagnosed with blood cancer every single day.
Sikorsky Australia's main location and headquarters at the Albatross Aviation Technology Park, south west of Nowra,where its teams enhance aviation sustainment operations for the Australian Defence Force, including the Royal Australian Navy's 24-strong MH-60R fleet based at nearby HMAS Albatross and industry.
They say the best ideas come from the simplest beginnings and this all came about from one of the company's apprentices, Nicholas Poelczer, telling his teammates that he was going to shave his curls and donate them for a wig and it snowballed from there.
Nicholas' initiative spurred on his teammates to join him and step up to support this important cause.
The team had a fundraising goal of $5000, which they surpassed.
With the help of the wider Sikorsky Australia team and support from friends and family, the team raised $6,540.
On the day of the big shave, Jared Bruce, who is an avionics technician by day but with a hidden talent as a barber, shaved the heads of his teammates.
Sikorsky Australia general manager Malcolm Wright, said he was "proud of the team for participating in the World's Greatest Shave".
"It takes a brave person to don a cape to shave their hair," he said.
"The funds raised will help the Leukaemia Foundation to provide special care to families facing blood cancer and help research scientists continue their search for treatment."
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