Crew shave to help fight leukaemia

Crew of the Australian Bass Strait ferry Spirit of Tasmania 1 took part in the “World’s Greatest Shave” on March 16, raising almost $22,000 for the Leukaemia Foundation—well above the target total of $10,000.

The main drivers of the campaign were 3/E David Black, Team Captain, together with Purser Patricia Lade. The Master Capt Doug Harrower happily agreed to shave his head as did TT-Line CEO, Bernard Dwyer, during a voyage from Devonport to Melbourne.

The Spirit Bar on Deck 7 was packed with keen “shavees” and a spirited passenger audience.

Nine crew members and 11 passengers shaved either their heads, beards or eyebrows. Two of the crew members who shaved their heads were very brave females. One female passenger announced she would shave her head for $500. The amount was raised from the passengers and crew within five minutes!

TT-Line also donated a trip for two, including a car, to Tasmania and return, as the major prize in a raffle that was held onboard. Many Devonport and Port Melbourne businesses also donated goods as prizes in the raffle. TT-Line and the crew organisers sent a big “thank you” to all who supported this great cause.