18 year old takes part in Worlds Greatest Shave

18 year old Matthew Slattery after shaving off his hair for the World's Greatest Shave.

18 year old Matthew Slattery after shaving off his hair for the World's Greatest Shave.

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

Matthew Slattery

“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.”