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Constable Phipps’ selfless act

ALL FOR A GOOD CAUSE: Devonport Constable Angela Phipps will cut off her blonde locks as a part of the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave. Picture: Jason Hollister.
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DEVONPORT Constable Angela Phipps makes a sacrifice every day to keep the public safe, but she will make a big personal sacrifice this week.

The mother of four will give up her blonde locks all in the name of charity.

Mrs Phipps will shave her head for the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave.

She is just a few hundred dollars off reaching her $5000 goal and hopes that will grow before she loses her hair.

“It wasn’t a hard decision to do it (the World’s Greatest Shave),” Mrs Phipps said.

“I’m not nervous at all about losing my hair – at the end of the day it will grow back.

“The reasons behind me doing it was the fact my four children and husband are lucky to have their health and I wanted to raise a bit of money to make someone’s life going through cancer that little bit easier.”

Mrs Phipps said she knows of people who have had to battle blood cancer at one time or another and losing her hair was small compared to what they have to go through.

“Every second person you talk to knows someone who has been affected by blood cancer.”

A date hasn’t been set for the big chop, but Mrs Phipps said it would be this week sometime.

“The support I have received from people, businesses and the community in general has been fantastic.

“The fact I’ve nearly raised $5000 shows that and I am hoping to go past it.

“I have had wonderful support from my colleagues at Tasmania Police and from my Children’s school, Our Lady of Lourdes, who conducted a fundraiser last week at their school to help raise funds.”

Mrs Phipps said the Surf Life Saving Community and Latrobe Swim Club, along with the Devonport Lions Club had also contributed to her goal.

To donate to Mrs Phipps visit http://www.worldsgreatestshave南京夜网/ and search her name, or drop into the Devonport Police Station.

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