It's early days but already the firm's senior partner David McGregor, Wellington partner Andrew Scott-Howman, lawyers, business support staff and law clerks have volunteered to have their heads shaved or coloured in support of the fundraising effort. Solicitor Wendy Chen is the sole woman volunteer to shave at this point.
It's the fourth consecutive year Bell Gully has taken part in Shave for a Cure raising thousands of dollars for the Leukaemia & Blood Foundation's (LBF) work with the many New Zealand families affected by blood cancers. Each day around the country, six children and adults are diagnosed with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma or a related blood condition LBF relies solely on donations to provide support services for patients and their families.
Bell Gully has traditionally challenged PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Shave to see which firm could raise the most proportionately. This year in Auckland the challenge has been extended to a Battle of the Buildings – Bell Gully and Vero Centre vs PwC Tower.
The power tower battle has arisen out of the support given to previous Shaves by building tenants also keen to raise money to support the LBF's work.
Shave volunteers put their heads and hands up to have their heads shaved and raise money by drawing on the generosity of family, friends and colleagues.
This year's Bell Gully shaves will take place on Friday 21 November at 10am in the lobby of the Vero Centre in Auckland and HP Tower in Wellington.
To find out more about Shave for a Cure, how you can get involved and to support the fundraising effort click here.