Shaving for a Chair

$1,115 donated
Given by 34 generous donors in around 4 months

Buying a comfortable chair is a small contribution you can help me manifest that will ease some of the pain for our sufferers.


I'm turning 65 in July and want to celebrate my good health by helping others less fortunate. The medical day unit treats cancer patients and their chairs are in desparate need of replacing. I want to raise money to buy at least one chair so patients can receive their treatments in comfort. I will shave my head on my birthday with the highest bidder having the priviledge to do so. Can you help spare a few $ for our local people to have some comfort through their gruelling cancer treatments!!

Sherryll Markie-Brookes' involvement (page creator)

I am blessed with good health. I know several people who receive cancer treatments and their comfort is compromised by the condition of the current chairs in the Medical Day Unit.

This is one small way I can show my support. By shaving my head it will give me some insight into what some sufferers go through and raise money to help buy a chair.

Use of funds

It cost $8000 to buy a chair that can be manipulated to fit all sized patients. Lets aim for at least one chair. If we hit that target...... the surplus will go towards another.

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Phillipa on 30 Jul 2019
Sherryll Markie-Brookes

Wow..... That's awesome Philly!!!!! Thank you so much!!!! Sherryll

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SamL on 25 Jul 2019
Keep up the good work, you will reach your goal in no time!
Sherryll Markie-Brookes

Thank you so much Sam. Check out the live stream for the big shave on Facebook. Search "Shaving for a Chair". Tomorrow night 27th between 7.30 and 8.30. Pm. Sherryll

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The Huggies
The Huggies on 16 Jul 2019
Kindness and generosity out = kindness and generosity in 👌
Sherryll Markie-Brookes

Awe....... You guys are amazing! Thank you so much !!!!! Sherryll

Sherryll Markie-Brookes
The Findlays & Walter Findlay Ltd
The Findlays & Walter Findlay Ltd on 08 Jul 2019
Sherryll Markie-Brookes

Thank you so much to the Finlays. Your donation is so appreciated. Sherryll

Sherryll Markie-Brookes
Colin Grant and Anna Curran
Colin Grant and Anna Curran on 29 Jun 2019
Sherryll Markie-Brookes

Thanks so much Colin and Anna. Really appreciate your support. Sherryll

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This page was created on 8 May 2019 and closed on 28 Aug 2019.