Jamestown lad Matthew Slattery has gone bald for the second time, raising money for the World’s Greatest Shave. The 18-year-old first took part last year through his school, Jamestown Community, and managed to raise $700 for the Leukemia Foundation.
Matthew said he was drawn to take part in the event because of how simple it is.
All I have to do is shave my head and I raised nearly $2500
“I did it last year with school, raised a bit of money there and decided because it is really simple that I might do it every year,” he said.
“All I have to do is shave my head and I raised nearly $2500.”
For 2017, Matthew’s goal was to raise as much as he did last year.
However, this time he blew his expectations out of the water by raising a total of $2337.33.
Matthew is no stranger to doing good deeds and helping out his community – he regularly takes part in charitable events around town.
Asked if he was happy with the final amount he raised, Matthew could barely contain his excitement and gave a special mention to the Country Fire Service.
“Oh, hell yeah,” he said.
“My goal was to raise as much as the year before or more which was $700.
“Big thanks to the Jamestown CFS, they probably raised half of it.”