Victor Harbor boy Jack Congerton shaves head to show support for loved ones, Leukaemia Foundation

GIVE: Victor Harbor boy Jack Congerton took part in the Leukaemia Foundation's Light the Night and is now shaving his head to raise money for the foundation. Photo: Supplied.
GIVE: Victor Harbor boy Jack Congerton took part in the Leukaemia Foundation's Light the Night and is now shaving his head to raise money for the foundation. Photo: Supplied.

Having witnessed the personal impact leukaemia can have, Victor Harbor boy Jack Congerton has decided to shave his head and raise money for the foundation helping people battling the disease.

Jack, who is 11 years old, made the decision a few weeks ago to shave his head after seeing what his younger cousin Michael is going through as he battles leukaemia. Two parents from Jack's school are also fighting the disease.

His mother, Mandy, said one of the adults - who was one of Jack's friend's parents - had just finished treatment, and Jack wanted to help in any way he could.

"He's a pretty caring sort of fella," she said.

He will have his hair shaved off by a hairdresser at the Royal Family Hotel in Port Elliot on Sunday, March 22. There will also be the opportunity for anyone else wanting to shave their head for the cause to receive a number one or number two cut on the day.

Jack has joined Team Goodness, through which he hopes to collect donations for the Leukaemia Foundation's World's Greatest Shave. There are two other members in his team: Carly Loiterton and Tenney Parker.

Donation tins are being housed at the Royal Family Hotel and Bakers Delight in Victor Harbor.

Online donations can be made at www.worldsgreatestshave.com and searching for Team Goodness or his mum's name, Mandy Congerton.

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