Dad has close shave
DAUGHTER'S TOUCH: Allie Robinson shaves her dad's head with help from Donna Friend.
MARK Robinson is no stranger to big crowds.
As a successful V8 modified dirt racer, Mark is used to having a bit of distance between himself and his fans, but recently they got up close and personal as his four-year-old daughter Allie shaved his head in front of hundreds of onlookers.
It was all part of a Great Shave family fun day for the Leukaemia Foundation and the Robinsons raised just over $8000 on the day, taking their total fundraising efforts for the year up to $25,000. They hope to get that up to $30,000 by the end of May.
Allie is about halfway through her treatment for leukemia which has seen the family having to stay in Brisbane for extended periods near the Royal Children's Hospital.
They have been accommodated rent free by the Leukaemia Foundation and the Robinson family has been enthusiastic fundraisers for the organisation for the past two years.
On Saturday, March 16, they organised a family fun day in South Lismore that was attended by up to 1000 people throughout the day.
They had raffles and prizes and a major sponsorship from LJ Hooker in Alstonville.
Mark said about 50 people shaved their heads on the day.
"It was great fun and pleasing to see all the kids with smiles on their faces... Allie absolutely loved it and remembered last year when I had green hair," Mark said.
You can still sponsor Mark and Allie's team. Go to worldsgreatest shave.com, and click on the 'sponsor' link and then search for Allie's Monsters.