In a hair-razing effort to help others, Bentleigh Junior Football Club junior player Jorja Bell will shave her hair on Sunday, July 14, to help raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation. The U14 player is losing her locks as part of the World's Greatest Shave to help support her friend who is battling cancer.
”My gorgeous family friend Abby King has been diagnosed with cancer.” Jorja said. “She is only 7 years old and she is one of the strongest, most beautiful girls I have ever met. To me, raising money and shaving my head is a way of showing respect for everyone who has unfortunately got cancer. This is one of the most amazing things I have ever done, and I hope my tribute to cancer and the greatest shave helps lots of people around the world.”
BJFC is getting behind Jorja’s fundrasing efforts by holding a special day of activities at King George Reserve. Numerous fundraising activities will be undertaken on the day to raise funds for the Leukaemia Foundation, with the club donating money for each goal kicked by any Bentleigh player during the round in both home and away games*.There will also be a lucky dip with great prizes to be won; whilst for a gold coin donation, orange hair colouring will also be made available for players to help support Jorja. Other activities will be revealed on the day.
Jorja will shave her hair at approximately 11am before joining her u14 teammates and taking the field at 12pm for their Round 10 match vs Ajax Football Club The BJFC hopes the Bentleigh community will support Jorja on her mission, with as many supporters coming down to King George Reserve to join in the activities and cheer Jorja on.
If you can’t make it on Sunday and are keen to support Jorja and the cause, you can also donate at http://my.leukaemiafoundation.org.au/jorjabell1
* BJFC sponsor Highett Community Bank Branch has kindly committed to match the club’s contribution for goals kicked on the day.
If you require more information or would like to donate a prize for our lucky dip please contact BJFC President Paul Jemmeson on 0422 004 348