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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : March 11th 2009
6 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, March 12, 2009 MB NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Foes back fund-razors SHIREEN KHALIL Burwood councillors John Sidoti (left) and John Faker get their heads shaved by Pino Catania at Pino's, Five Dock. Picture: BRENT McGILVARY TWO opposing Burwood council- lors have come together and braved the razor for a good cause -- the World's Greatest Shave. Apart from being terrified of the result, Liberal councillor John Sidoti and Labor councillor John Faker put on brave faces and shaved their hair to help raise funds for the Leukaemia Foun- dation. But Cr Sidoti had a personal reason behind his decision. When he was only four years old he lost his older brother to leukemia and, while he was very young at the time, he holds the memory of his brother close to his heart. ''He was six at the time. I don't remember much, only vaguely as kids playing in the yard,'' Cr Sidoti said. ''You think about it more when you have kids of your own -- I've got three kids and you think how it would have felt for your own parents losing a child at such a young age.'' Cr Sidoti, who hopes everyone gets involved in the World's Greatest Shave, said he wants to raise as much awareness about leukaemia as possible. ''Events like the Greatest Shave are really important. Apart from raising money, they raise awareness and that's the main thing,'' he said. ''You don't really become that aware until someone you know or is close to you is affected.'' While Cr Faker has not directly been affected by leukaemia, he tagged along with Cr Sidoti to Five Dock's Pino Men's Hairdresser and said goodbye to his hair. ''This is my fourth year being involved in the Greatest Shave, which is a great cause and it's a lot of fun, but the most important thing is that it raises money for the foundation to try find a cure and treat people with this terrible illness,'' Cr Faker said. ''If it means supporting anyone who has been touched by this terrible illness, I like to help and give back some of my time to creating awareness,'' he said. Burwood Council has registered as a team on the World's Greatest Shave website. To make a donation or start your own team go to www.worldsgreatestshave.com Oval hosts Cup cricket FIONA BRADY THERE'S the perfect excuse to bludge off work today (Thursday) -- World Cup cricket at Drummoyne Oval. Reigning champs the Aussie women's team will take on the West Indies -- that's if the dreaded rain holds off. Honorary team ambassadors, ABC radio presenter Adam Spen- cer and his West Indies counter- part Jaslyn Hall, will be in attend- ance. They want residents and workers to join in the fun, even if it's just in their lunch hour. ''They may call themselves the Calypso Queens but the Aussies are the royalty of world cricket, so get out and watch the best the game has to offer -- go Australia,'' Spencer said. The match starts at 10am and, with each team allowed a maxi- mum of 50 overs, is expected to finish about 5.15pm. Tickets to the match start at $5 for an adult and $10 for a family pass. More than 690 school students are also expected to attend. Schools interested in student group entry to Drummoyne matches should contact Aimee Harris at Cricket NSW on 8302 6099. Drummoyne will host a total of five ICC Women's World Cup matches. On Saturday, West Indies will play Sri Lanka at Drummoyne Oval. For ticketing information go to www.cricket.com.au/wwctickets
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