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Brisbane barbers cut for Samoa and Australia

A group of Polynesian barbers came together in Brisbane earlier this month to raise funds for families affected by the Samoa measles epidemic and Australian bushfires.

The Cutting For Samoa & Australia event took place on Sunday 5 January, bringing together the local community including support from MPs Jim Chalmers and Cameron Dick. Local businesses and families contributed various goods towards the event, including mirrors, hair products and a smart TV that was raffled out on the day.

The team of barbers raised a total of $4080 – half of which will go towards the Samoa measles epidemic and half towards the bushfires.

The event also included a team of volunteers offering free vaccinations.

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