A hair-raising fundraiser

By Leanne Mezrani|29 May 2014

A senior associate’s close shave with the boss has raised $2000 for breast cancer research.

Slater & Gordon senior associate Nick Mann (pictured) has honoured a promise to shave his beard if he reached his fundraising target at this year’s Mother’s Day Classic, an eight-kilometre run to support the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

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The public pruning took place at the firm’s Melbourne office last Thursday (22 May), with Slaters’ managing director Andrew Grech wielding clippers and then a rather sharp razor.

Mann2-1.jpgMann had pledged to shave his beard if he raised $1000 for the Foundation. It looks like he may have underestimated the generosity of his family, friends and colleagues, whose donations totalled $2000. However, Mann has his suspicions about their motives.

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“I suspect some gave a little extra just to ensure I would get rid of the beard,” he said.

“I got a lot of gentle ribbing, and not so gentle prodding, from colleagues about my beard over the past few months. I decided it had to go, but not before I raised money for a worthy cause.”

Folklaw admits that we, too, are partial to the clean-cut look...

More than 400 Slaters staff took part in the 2014 Mother’s Day Classic nationally, raising a total of $21,000.

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