NOW FM’s Jess Scully to go under the razor for a great cause
NOW FM’s Moree breakfast announcer Jess Scully plans to go bald where she’s never been bald before – and she’s doing it to raise much-needed funds for a cause that affects the entire community.
Jess’s flowing locks will come off as part of Moree Area Homeless Services’ Hike for Homeless fundraising campaign that will be launched later this month.
“I’m looking to raise $5000 to really help people within the Moree community who are affected by homelessness,” Jess said.
“We are now in an exceptionally cold winter and every cent we raise will go towards helping those who desperately need some warmth.”
Jess has declared July 22 as D-Day, with Rachael Smith from Moree’s newest barber shop, Stagg & Co, in charge of the extreme makeover.
The head-shave to end all head-shaves – using a cutthroat razor with expert aplomb – will go under the blade at the Hike for Homeless trivia night at Moree Services Club.
“I’ve been looking for a cause that I believe in and after participating in the Hike For Homeless last year and getting to know the wonderful work that Moree Area Homelessness Service do for our community, I am shaving it all off for the cause,” Jess said.
The trivia night, featuring an abundance of prizes as well as a huge raffle, launches the month-long awareness and fundraising drive, which is jointly sponsored by NOW-FM & 2VM, Rhodes Kildea Lawyers, McDonalds Moree and Flourish Australia.
Moree residents will also be invited to “sleep under the stars” at MAHS’s Byamee grounds on Friday, July 29, with the Hike for Homeless walk officially getting underway at Moree’s Jellicoe Park Markets on August 7.
The walk will take in Garah, Mungindi, Boomi, Boggabilla and Croppa Creek with community barbecues along the way to welcome – and feed – the hikers.
A welcome-back barbeque will take place at Moree’s Jellicoe Park on Friday, August 12.
Jess is passionate about the cause, and says community awareness and support is vital to help combat a problem that is widespread.
“On any given night across Australia there are more than 105,000 people considered homeless,” Jess said. “These are just the ones that we are aware of, and News South Wales has the highest rate of homelessness at nearly 41 percent of all the people affected by homelessness in Australia.”
Anyone wishing to donate locally to the Hike for Homeless fundraiser, or to support Jess’s head-shave, can contact Moree Area Homeless Services on 6752 1550 during business hours. Or go to the Hike for Homeless website at www.hikeforhomeless.com.au.