The mining industry embraces shaved heads for good cause

What was it about a day in March that caused members of the mining industry to eagerly have their hair shaved off or their hair died vibrant colours?


It was getting behind the 2015 Leukaemia Foundation’s Shave a Head Foundation event, which the industry did in its typical gung ho style.

The Tasmanian Minerals and Energy Council’s CEO, Wayne Bould, took up the challenge and went shave for shave with the Minister for Resources, Paul Harriss, on Salamanca lawns in Hobart.

“I’m all for doing my bit to help raise awareness and research money for leukaemia and other cancers,” Wayne said.

“In the fun and competitive spirit of the event Minister Harriss beat me in our fundraising attempts.  Final score: Minister $2,885 and myself: $2,143.”

Meanwhile on the west coast, mine sites also got into the essence of the competition.

Old hands of the Shave a Head event, MMG Rosebery aka Murchison Mining, raised $9,458. 

The 2015 Top Tassie team, Grange Resources’ Savage Shavers, raised $11,626.  Congratulations to the Team Captain, Karen Ashley, for raising $2,000.