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Fro removal countdown

By now you will have heard about the Whiti City Phil’s great “FRO-Moval” on Sunday, 27 November at Smitty’s Sports Bar and Grill. The “FRO” will be removed in aid of the Mercury Bay Cancer Support Trust, to raise funds for their new van, which will be used to transfer much needed equipment into the homes of those in our bay who are in their palliative stages of cancer. Sadly, through a change in medical landscape and Mercury Bay demographics over the last few years, the nature of the type of support needed by our local community with cancer, has more frequently moved towards the more palliative (end of life) journey, which the Trust aims to make as special as possible by keeping people at home. 

Whiti City Phil has given himself to this excellent cause with gusto and elan. He has been collecting in his taxi from anyone who will listen and give, and he is excited about what new hairstyle awaits him on the Sunday. We have created a poll for the chosen new hairstyle and will be collecting votes before and on the day at the bar at Smitty’s, in the Whiti City Taxis and the Coroglen Tavern. Each vote will go into a draw for a few $50 vouchers at Smitty’s. Whatever new hairstyle is chosen; Phil will need to sport the ‘do’ for at least a week in the taxi.

The afternoon of the “FRO-Moval” will start at Smitty’s from 12.00 PM on Sunday, 27 November. The actual hair cut will be at 3.00 pm in front of Smitty’s so that everyone can be involved.

The day will feature lots of fun and some very serious endeavors to collect for the MBCST van. Some special features of the day will be specially created fun cocktails from which 50% of the price will go to the van fund. The Smitty’s team will be creating thematic drinks such as Hair of the Dog, Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow, Monks Mead and more. Meat raffles, competitions, fierce $5 voting on hairstyles and other opportunities to give to the van fund constitute the special features. There will also be a silent auction for a trip for two to Queenstown on offer and the Mercury Bay Cancer Support trust volunteers will be there with bells on to collect any donations into their buckets or via EFTPOS.

The day will be compered by Jason Myatt, the morning host from Coromandel’s CFM. From his CFM Truck, he will give the event a whole lot of energy and acknowledge any special donations. Jason may also offer his beard up for a Christmas colour and design, but that is under negotiation for the right price. In addition to giving his hair, Phil, and also Michelle from Whiti Cabs, have offered to host rides to and from the pub on the day for direct donations to the van appeal.

So, get along to Smitty’s on the Sunday afternoon of 27 December, to help Phil and the team raise money for this very worthy cause and have some fun to boot.


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