TEAMS of teachers, children and employees from various organisations raised over €30,000 for a Leukaemia charity in a sponsored head-shaving event in Nicosia yesterday.
Thirty eight people, divided into 14 teams, competed to raise the most sponsorship at the event, held the Da Capo Cafe on Makarios Avenue in aid of the Leukemia Charity Challenge4Life.
Da Capo's team came first, followed by Phileleftheros newspaper in second, and the Ministry of Health in third, all raising undisclosed sums for the charity.
Health Minister Christos Patsalides and Nicosia Mayor Eleni Mavrou also attended the event
The two-member University of Nicosia team with English teachers Katherine Fincham-Lewis and Mike Hadjimike raised almost €2000. Fincham-Lewis said "I did it because it is a really good cause, and an event like this helps to involve the kids at a grass roots level. This is much better than simply donating to a charity."
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For more information about the charity and future challenge events, visitwww.challenges4life.org.cy