Losing locks for Legacy
HAIR may grow back but limbs and lives cannot.
That is Peter Worthington's mantra about soldiers and those fighting or training for combat around the world that have been injured or killed.
Peter raised $2776.40 for the Legacy Foundation and Greg Jaques, General Manager of Nolan's Transport said they were happy to help and contribute to the cause of a hard-working employee, such as Mr Worthington.
“Pete's a long-term employee and after 20 years in the RAAF he grew a beard and ponytail for the same period of time, so we are making a celebration for charity,” Mr Jaques said.
Mr Worthington said the majority of money for Legacy is raised through fund-raisers and Legacy Week where families of casualties of war and combat training sell badges and other items.
“They help with the education and fill in the shortfall of the payout,” he said.
More than 100 Nolan's staff, family and friends and Legacy Ipswich members turned out for the great shave and barbecue at Depot One of Nolan's Transport on Monday.
“It is all about raising more awareness for the public about Legacy and after more are dying in Afghanistan something needs to be done,” he said.
“I have a lot of extended family in the service, and this is me doing my bit.
“It is something people need to understand, they do a lot for the community and families of those in the service.”
Flea Nolan of Nolan's Transport wanted to thank everyone involved including Carla, from Hair Fusion, who donated her time to clip Peter's locks, and QTK Brisbane who donated $1000 to Legacy.