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Footrot Flats graffiti artist strikes again

Footrot Flats graffiti artist strikes again


Iconic Auckland graffiti artist Paul Walsh who came forward this week as the mystery man behind the painting of Dog from Footrot Flats at Big King Reserve, has a unique new artwork in production which will be revealed tomorrow.

Walsh will create an artwork live in St Lukes mall tomorrow on the bonnet of a Suzuki Ignis. He has donated his time in support of Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand’s (LBC’s) Shave for a Cure campaign. The bonnet will be removed and sold with all proceeds going to LBC.

Paul is part of a celebrity Shave for a Cure event being hosted by Farmers from 12 to 2pm. Hosted by Hilary Barry, famous ‘shavees’ will include Moses MacKay from Sol3 Mio who will be shaving to show solidarity with his godmother, Michaela von Sturmer, who is living with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.

‘Hairdressers’ at the Shave include Dame Valerie Adams and comedian Paul Ego, will be supporting those brave enough to shave by being at the other end of the clippers.

Farmers, who are long-term supporters of LBC, are holding 18 Community Shave events over Shave week from March 20 – 26. The public can show their support by coming to these events, purchasing a ‘slap band’ with a minimum $5 donation or electing to donate a sum of their choice when paying for their purchase at Farmers.
Michael Power, Farmers’ Chief Financial Officer, says Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand is a charity close to the heart of the company’s 4000 staff.

“Shave for a Cure is a campaign that all our stores get behind each year. We know a number of our staff have been personally affected by these diseases, and alongside organising events and fundraising instore many of them take up the challenge to shave their heads to show solidarity.”

Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand’s CEO Pru Etcheverry, says fundraising from Shave for a Cure is vital as LBC receives no government funding.

“Each year we are so incredibly grateful for the support from Farmers’ customers for Shave for a Cure. The energy, enthusiasm and creativity that the staff put into organising events is extraordinary and donations received from the public help raise valuable funds to invest in research into these diseases.
We’re also very thankful to people like Hilary and the other celebrities giving up their time to help us raise awareness of our work.”

To register for one of the Farmers public shave events go to www.shaveforacure.co.nz or contact the Shave for a Cure team on 0800 15 10 15.

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