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Maddi’s big challenge
Ready to go bald: Leongatha’s Maddi Campbell will shave her head to raise money for
the Royal Children’s Hospital Children’s Cancer Centre and as part of the fundraising, has
initiated a competition to guess the number of lollies in the jar.
MADDI Campbell has a stash of bean-
ies and headbands at the ready.
The Leongatha girl will certainly need them
when she has her head shaved on Friday, June
24 – in the middle of a chilly South Gippsland
a child, but Maddi is embracing the challenge
she has dubbed Maddi’s Big Shave.
“I think it will just put a smile on kids’ fac-
es,” she said.
Maddi was inspired after one of her friends
shaved her head in March 2015, and Maddi’s
parents Amanda and Garth Campbell supported
their daughter’s desire to help sick children.
The shaving experience will be a change of
life for Maddie, given her hair is now reaching
to the top of her legs and touches the ground
when she is sitting.
She has only had two small trims in nine
Leah Grist of Leongatha’s Inspiration Hair
will shave Maddi’s hair at Leongatha Primary
School, where Maddi is studying Grade 4.
Donation tins are now available in the Le-
ongatha businesses: Leongatha Newsagency,
Nagels Chemist, AW Smiths Gift Shop, Se-
rafino’s Blue Lounge Pizzeria, Inspiration Hair,
Lyrebird Cafe and The Star newspaper.
Donations can also be made online at every-
dayhero.com and search ‘Maddi’s Big Shave’.
Don’t forget the apostrophe.
Maddi will sell her hair to a wig maker and
add the money to her donations.
The nine year old is aiming to raise $3000
for the Royal Children’s Hospital Children’s
She established an online fundraising web-
site, been selling hair extensions, distributed
collection tins and is running a guess the num-
ber of lollies in the jar competition.
It’s enough to make any adult tired, let alone
Helping hands: from left, Claire Peterson
and Grace Barton volunteered at the In-
verloch Kongwak Primary School sausage
sizzle stall at Sunday’s Inverloch Farmer’s
Divvy van smash
WONTHAGGI Police Station lost
its only divisional van after a San
Remo woman became distracted and
rammed into the rear of the police ve-
hicle on Friday afternoon.
The woman was travelling along
Watt Street, Wonthaggi at 5.10pm
with her 10 year old child and pet dog
in the car. Distracted by the dog the
woman veered into the parking bays
on the left side of the road opposite
the courthouse. She collided with the
police divisional van, causing serious
damage to both cars.
She complied with police and was
issued a penalty notice and three de-
The divisional van received sub-
stantial damage and was towed from
the scene. The loss of the car’s op-
eration means Wonthaggi Police are
currently without a divisional van for
the time being. Wonthaggi Police are
looking to borrow a van from another
unit in the district.
A P Plater driver has been fined after
she was caught with too many passen-
gers in Meeniyan on Saturday.
The 19 year old was driving along
the South Gippsland Highway at 5pm
when police intercepted her and found
the P1 driver had too many peer pas-
sengers in the car.
The woman received a $455 pen-
alty notice and three demerit points.
A FOSTER woman was caught
travelling at 120km/h on the South
Gippsland Highway just out of Foster
The 34 year old woman was trav-
elling in a 100km zone when she was
Police issued the driver a $303
infringement notice and three demerit
A WINDOW at the Korumburra
Catholic Church Parish office was
found smashed on Monday morning.
It is believed a vandal broke the
window on Guys Road sometime on
Anyone who witnessed any sus-
picious behaviour in the area around
the time is asked to contact Korum-
LEONGATHA Police have inter-
viewd a P Plate driver in relation to a
recent hoon incident which took place
at Leongatha Recreation Reserve.
The 18 year old local male was
charged for doing burnouts at the
reserve and was seen driving danger-
ously on Sunday, May 22.
Police have impounded the man’s
car for 28 days and he will appear in
Korumburra Magistrates’ Court at a
Leongatha Police would also like
to thank members of the Leongatha
Skate Park Committee who took it
upon themselves to clean up the car-
nage left behind by the reckless driver.
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