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My cause is Animals Australia. Animals Australia is internationally respected for its commitment to investigating and exposing animal abuse. As Australia's foremost animal protection organisation, Animals Australia works to protect the most vulnerable and abused animals in our society, focusing on the areas of greatest need such as factory farming and live animal export. Your support will underpin critical public awareness initiatives and help to send experienced investigators to where animals need them most. Learn more. Watch a video
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A personal message from Catherine:
My target: $ 10,000
So far I've raised: $ 4,502

Hi there!! Please help me reach my goal of shaving off 20+ years of having long hair!! Hi!

I'm here on this mad journey because I want to raise more awareness about animal cruelty and, just as important, animal welfare, and an organisation, Animals Australia (AA), that works very hard to give animals a better and kinder chance to live their lives without abuse, neglect, pain or suffering.  That is... why I am doing a shaveathon to raise money to help AA achieve their goals in helping animals around the world, not just here in Australia.

At the same time, I also want to help by donating my hair for the purpose of making wigs for patients who have lost their own hair because of powerful forms of medical treatment.

As some of you will know, I am very passionate about the topic of animal welfare, so really hope I can make a difference by going all out for this campaign…  So, I will shave my head if I reach the target goal of $10K AUD (which is about £5,500).  (If I raise $6,666, I will cut my hair in a very short style, but what I’m really hoping to do is raise 10 big ones!  "6" is my lucky number so I have a good feeling about raising at least the first target!)

The intention of the shaveathon is that it’s just a fun way to raise some money.  I basically can’t do this without the support of other people, so I’m putting myself out there to everyone in the hope you are able and willing to donate whatever you can spare to support a great cause.  

I understand if you have regular charities you donate to, however, this is just a one-off request and I promise I will never ask you to donate to a crazy shaveathon event of mine again! :-)

So, in the best spirit of things, PLEASE support my cause if you can (PayPal is also available if you prefer), or as much as you'd like to see me shave my hair off!  It's going to be quite an experience for everyone I think (happy and sad)!!

If you can sponsor me, not only do you get the chance to support a worthy cause, but if you sponsor $50, you also get a chance in the draw to win one of three prizes.

For every $50, you get one ticket to enter the draw, or

$100 = 3 tickets

$250 = 10 tickets

$500 = 25 tickets

$1,000 = 60 tickets

•        2 x Gold Class cinema movie passes

•        2 x slabs of Corona OR 1 red or white or mixed case of Australian wine

•        1 x $50 petrol voucher

If you live in another country, have donated and you're a winner, I will arrange for you to receive the equivalent prize directly to your home :-)

The money donated will go to Animals Australia who are doing fantastic work raising awareness regarding animal cruelty, fighting against animal abuse, sending investigators out to those countries where animals are needed the most, in particular in the live export industry.  For more info on Animals Australia, read the bottom of this email **

So, it would be awesome if you could sponsor me as much as you can spare, I hope to reach my target goal as soon as possible!!  There is no time limit set!!

When I reach my goal, I will be live streaming the event through my dedicated Facebook page (https://m.facebook.com/Catherines-Fun-Shaveathon-For-A-Great-Cause-1920922648142696/), so everybody gets the opportunity to witness the big shave!  Please give it a like to stay up-to-date on the campaign!

If you know anyone else that would be interested in donating to support my campaign, please forward it on.  I think I am going to need all the help I can get.  

On behalf of myself and all the animals, we are keen for the word to be spread far and wide!  No matter how much you are able to give, it’s an extraordinary way to make a difference.

Thanks in advance if you are here reading this message.  Every little definitely helps, and with your support I am confident I can reach my target goal.

Thank you so much!!

**Animals Australia is a national animal protection organisation that actively exposes animal abuse and promotes a cruelty-free lifestyle.  They are Australia’s second largest national animal protection organisation representing some 40 member societies and thousands of individual supporters. They are a voice for animals on all major state and national animal welfare committees, and they believe they can create a better world for all through promoting kindness to all animals.  Their ultimate goal is to significantly and permanently improve the welfare of all animals in Australia.

Alongside their passionate supporters, they are committed and unrelenting. They expose cruelty, educate the broader community, research kinder alternatives, and passionately and intelligently lobby governments to effect changes in laws to protect all animals.  Their investigations have been featured on every current affairs program in the country, including Four Corners, 60 Minutes, Today Tonight, A Current Affair, 7.30, The Project, Lateline and Landline. They are a non-profit charitable organisation financed through community support.  Their important work on behalf of animals is reliant on the generosity of members and donors.

You may also be interested to know that Animals Australia has recently been recognised as one of the 12 most effective animal charities in the world by Animal Charity Evaluators — and is the first and only Australian organisation to be selected as a “standout charity” on the world stage.  For more info on Animals Australia, or to get involved yourself, click here – http://www.animalsaustralia.org/
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From Donation Date Comments
Ruth & the team at HNLAW $1,000.00 24-09-2018  
beverly nason $30.00 01-07-2018  
Catherine Chandler $100.00 02-05-2018  
Aunty Faggy $72.00 25-11-2017  
Victoria Blanco $50.00 13-11-2017 Mejor tarde que nunca!! Dale Bubu!! 
Angela Angela $20.00 13-10-2017  
Samantha Hills $25.00 12-10-2017 Good luck, Catherine! 
Mark Higgins $20.00 06-10-2017  
Ian McDermott $30.00 27-07-2017  
Andrew Huang $25.00 13-07-2017  
Lucy McPhee $50.00 05-07-2017 Go Humble! 
Nicola Stevenson $20.00 03-07-2017 Go Catherine ! 
Jackie Clements $25.00 01-07-2017  
Nicolette Tan $25.00 30-06-2017  
Jeremy Smart $100.00 30-06-2017  
Andrew Ham $50.00 30-06-2017 Well done CC but save the hair as well as the animals. 
Ruth Treleaven $50.00 30-06-2017 If you go for the shave I'll knit you a beanie! 
Catherine Foss $30.00 30-06-2017 Good luck Catherine. Great cause 
Mark Sneddon $100.00 29-06-2017 Bravo but please don't shave it all off 
(Name witheld) $5.00 29-06-2017  
Alan Griffiths $50.00 29-06-2017 please don't cut it off, there must surely be another way 
S Fraser $30.00 28-06-2017  
Peter Chandler $100.00 28-06-2017  
Ignacio Pino $40.00 19-06-2017  
James cafe 228 Queen Street $20.00 15-06-2017  
Michela Michela $50.00 04-06-2017  
Christian Fraser $50.00 17-05-2017 great work 
Sash Krstevski $50.00 16-05-2017  
Dianne Soisoi $25.00 09-05-2017 Good Luck Cath!!! 
(Name witheld) $50.00 24-04-2017  
Christopher Lim $25.00 19-04-2017  
Robyn Walters $50.00 18-04-2017 I hope you reach your goal Catherine! 
Argelia Reyes $50.00 18-04-2017 Suerte Bubu! 😺🐧🐶 
Terence Wong $50.00 17-04-2017 Good luck Catherine! 
Caroline Simian $100.00 08-04-2017 Great Job Catherine! Vamos que se puede! 
Sonia PIva $50.00 31-03-2017 Amazing!! 
(Name witheld) $50.00 30-03-2017  
Amelia Walsh $30.00 29-03-2017 Good luck Cath! x 
Sarah Humphrey $35.00 26-03-2017 Looking forward to seeing you with no hair Catherine xx! 
(Name witheld) $50.00 25-03-2017  
Zoe Higgins $50.00 17-03-2017  
Milica Milisavljevic $50.00 17-03-2017 "I love to see the bold head!" 
Deborah Chandler $250.00 17-03-2017 I'm very proud of you! 
Greta Walters $25.00 16-03-2017 Great stuff Cath!  
Alexa Freeman $100.00 15-03-2017  
Sharon Carr $50.00 12-03-2017 You go girl 
Selena Pettifer $50.00 09-03-2017 You amazing woman with such a big heart! I don't think I want to watch you shave off your amazing locks- I might cry! 
(Name witheld) $25.00 07-03-2017  
Mark Hertan $20.00 07-03-2017 Good luck with that! 
Joumana Saliba $100.00 05-03-2017 Your amazing Catherine. l'll miss your beautiful long hair xx 
María teresa Saffie $100.00 04-03-2017  
Mark Foss $100.00 03-03-2017 Proud of you !! 
William Franks $50.00 03-03-2017 Yay good luck!! 
Steven Hodgson $50.00 03-03-2017 Looking forward to seeing the video! 
Lorena Reyes $50.00 03-03-2017 Dale Bubuuuuu!!! 
Taneka Edwards $100.00 01-03-2017 Can't wait to see your head shaved! 
Caroline Chandler $100.00 01-03-2017  
Tim Nethercote $250.00 27-02-2017  
Grant Holley $100.00 26-02-2017 Go Catherine!  
Matthew Twomey $100.00 23-02-2017 good luck!  

Sponsor Me Now! All donations are processed on a secure server and are sent directly to Animals Australia. Your donation will be put to work to help fund investigations, expose animal cruelty, and support critical public awareness programs.