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Salute to the baldies

Tonight scores of people will submit to going bald.

To raise money for research into children’s cancer, they will take part in St Baldrick’s Day and have their heads shaved. Money raised from this event will help ensure more happy stories like the one we featured yesterday about eight-year-old Eliza Olander who successfully battled cancer thanks, in part, to money raised at St Baldrick’s.

Going bald is a very public (and laudable) way of showing support for a charity and a cause but in Bermuda this sort of sacrifice is a daily occurrence, which mostly goes unnoticed except by those who benefit.

Many charities saw their grants cut in the recent Budget, but as families campaigner Martha Dismont said: “Many agencies on the Island are currently holding up a significant portion of the vulnerable in this society.” It is also much cheaper for non-profit agencies to provide a service.

There is no question that Government had (and has) to cut costs which meant reducing some grants, but it means more people like those submitting to the electric razor tonight are needed to help the vulnerable in our society, especially when the recession is adding to the number of those who are vulnerable.

Where would Bermuda be without all those people who go out of their way to help where could it be if we all get on board to do our ‘bit’, if not a healthier place, it could be a happier place as we join hands to help one another.

Today, we salute the baldies, we salute the volunteers, we salute the fundraisers and we salute the unsung heroes who do so much, so quietly, to help others in need.

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Published March 16, 2012 at 2:00 am (Updated March 16, 2012 at 10:00 am)

Salute to the baldies

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