Dreads 4 Dosh! - Avner, MNDWA, Movember

$15,605 raised

TARGET $15,000

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About

The simple plan is - the more Dosh for the Beneficiaries, the more Dreads, the more Colours and the more Crazy!

My name is Andrew Ross, and I am taking the opportunity to raise funds for a few different causes, which all have close ties to my life, work history and current employment. Over my 20 or so years in the mining industry I have experienced many highs and lows, all of which have made me into the person I am today. Those that know me, will have seen me grow and develop over the years, sometimes, not always for the better.

The mining industry is a great industry, challenging and rewarding, but at times it brings with it a lot of pressure and stress, something that can and does affect you both physically and mentally. Though I feel very fortunate to have had the experiences and opportunities I have had, and to be where I am today, I know I haven’t always done the right thing for my own physical or mental health. It has taken far too many years to realise and admit that I am not, in fact, bulletproof. Over the years I have gained many great friends and colleagues, unfortunately I (and those around me) have lost many too.

I now find myself in a position to be able to share my story and others stories in the hope we can raise some money for some good causes and have a heap of fun doing it, whilst remembering the seriousness and challenges of life and doing what we can to make the world a better place.

I am generally a ‘short-back-and-sides’ guy, but as you may have noticed, that has gone out the window in recent times. Having said that, the new look is not really suiting me, so I think it’s time to do something about it. Instead of just seeing this great mop disappear, it was suggested we do something fun instead…. but what?? and why??

After a little brainstorming…. DREADLOCKS are the what! And the why? Well firstly, why not! Secondly, to raise money and awareness around matters that mean the most to me and those around me! So now we have “Dreads 4 Dosh” and over the next 3 months I intend on deadlocking, colouring and decorating my hair in support of the following organisations, not only to raise much needed funds but to raise awareness around our mental and physical health.

Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation (Purple Dreads) – https://avnersfoundation.org.au/
Our mission is to dramatically increase survival rates and quality of life for people impacted by pancreatic cancer.

Blue Tree Project (Blue Dreads) – https://www.bluetreeproject.com.au/
Our mission is to help spark difficult conversations and encourage people to speak up when battling mental health concerns.

MNDWA (Orange Dreads) – https://www.mndawa.asn.au/
To be the recognised provider of care and support for people with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and their families in Western Australia (WA) by adopting person and family centred best practices.

Movember (Black Dreads) – https://au.movember.com/
We are the leading charity changing the face of men’s health. We know what works for men – and what doesn’t.

Over the coming months I will provide information and stories relating to each of these organisations, what they stand for and what they mean to me and why they were chosen to be the beneficiaries of this campaign.

All funds raised will be split equally across all 4 groups. Not one cent of any funds raised will be used for covering fundraising costs or hairdressing!

I'm raising funds for

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My Cause Gift Fund for Motor Neurone Disease Association of WA (MNDWA) and PanKind The Australian Pancreatic Cancer Foundation and Movember

Funds donated to the My Cause Gift Fund will be disbursed to Motor Neurone Disease Association of WA (MNDWA), Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation and Movember. The trustees will always disburse funds to the nominated cause, however in the case that that is not possible, the funds will be disbursed to a DGR charity at the trustees discretion.

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About Fundraiser

Andrew C Ross

South Boulder WA



Mon, 30 Nov 2020

WASM Wombats

$300

Glad the Wombats could help this awesome cause!

Mon, 30 Nov 2020

O'Callaghan Family

$100
Sun, 29 Nov 2020

DB MB CB

$200

You're smashing mate. Well done!

Sat, 28 Nov 2020

Andrew Shuster

$1000

Loving the look Rossi, keep it up

Thu, 26 Nov 2020

Keren Paterson

$200
Tue, 24 Nov 2020

Rob and Henry Loving your work brother

$200
Tue, 24 Nov 2020

Vic Simpson

$300

On ya mate

Mon, 23 Nov 2020

Perseverance Drilling, Underground

$1500

The effects of Cancer and MND doesn’t just impact an individual, it changes the lives of friends, family, communities and industries.

Sat, 21 Nov 2020

Hugh Mayer

$500
Fri, 20 Nov 2020

Chris Corney

$50

SINCE  Sep 2020

50 

Donations

$15,605 raised

TARGET $15,000

Please support this cause

$
AUD

I'm raising funds for

charity-logo
charity-logo
charity-logo

My Cause Gift Fund for Motor Neurone Disease Association of WA (MNDWA) and PanKind The Australian Pancreatic Cancer Foundation and Movember

Funds donated to the My Cause Gift Fund will be disbursed to Motor Neurone Disease Association of WA (MNDWA), Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation and Movember. The trustees will always disburse funds to the nominated cause, however in the case that that is not possible, the funds will be disbursed to a DGR charity at the trustees discretion.
ACR

About Fundraiser

Andrew C Ross

South Boulder WA

SINCE  Sep 2020

50 

Donations