Officer to shave head for cancer teen aid

Letitia BusniakGeraldton Guardian
Senior Constable Rab Safrain will shave her head for CanTeen.
Camera IconSenior Constable Rab Safrain will shave her head for CanTeen. Credit: Letitia Busniak, The Geraldton Guardian

Every month, Geraldton police Senior Constable Rab Safrain makes a donation to CanTeen, but today, the local officer will take her support of the organisation up a notch.

Sen. Const. Safrain will shave her head this morning in a bid to raise funds for the organisation, which provides help, support and education for youth who are living with cancer and their family members.

Inspired by their stories, Sen. Const. Safrain said she felt determined to do her bit to help.

“I used to read the stories of the kids living with cancer on the CanTeen website and it really touched me,” she said.

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“We’ve all gone through pain in our lives. But childhood is a time they should be happy.

“Cancer is especially tough and these kids may or may not understand what’s happening.

“That’s why CanTeen is great — they help them to be made aware and support them through it.”

The Midwest Gascoyne Traffic Control officer has been astounded by the community support the event has gathered, with two local hairdressers from Shampers@Three volunteering their time to complete the shave.

Supercheap Auto Geraldton has donated four items for a silent auction.

Sen. Const. Safrain said she had also received an amazing amount of support inside the workplace.

“When I asked my bosses if this fundraiser was something I could do, they were all so supportive,” she said. “They all said to go for it and now, on top of that, four of the officers have also agreed to shave their heads with me.

“This is a way and a means for me to help others and it’s great that so many people have supported that.” The fundraiser will begin at 10am today at the Geraldton Police Station.

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