KUCHING: Sarawak Children’s Cancer Society’s (SCCS) Go Bald online fund raising campaign to support children with cancer has raised RM29,617.
SCCS president Jocelyn Hee said 20 fundraisers took part in the campaign from May 1 to 12; 16 of them conducted home shaves.
The fund, she said, exceeded the original donation target of RM10,000.
“We received a number of enquiries from past participants of the annual GoBald event, asking whether they could raise funds and shave at home. Some even completed their shaves before letting us know they had done such a courageous deed.
“It was then we decided to provide an official platform for our committed supporters.
“We used a reputable existing online platform – simplygiving.com, which we had worked with before. We also contacted every single participant to ensure he or she was going to do the shave safely, as the safety of the participants was our top priority,” she said in a statement yesterday.
She said SCCS was so heartened to see that the response was much better than it expected.
“Although the campaign has ended, there are still others inspired by the pioneers, who have started their own fundraising to go bald.
“One of them is Addy, a radio announcer at TeaFM, who decided to go bald for the third time in support of children with cancer. She did this in the safety of her own home,” she said.
Members of the public, who would like to provide support to ensure the continuation of these services, can sign up for the SCCS Heart of Gold monthly donation programme, at bit.ly/donate2sccs , or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Addy’s GoBald fundraising page is at https://bit.ly/AddyGoBaldSCCS.