City midfielder recognised for charity efforts

Melbourne City midfielder Luke Brattan has been given two awards for his efforts fundraising for the World’s Greatest Shave in March.

BRATTAN'S IMPRESSIVE FUNDRAISING EFFORT

*Brattan grew his hair for two years with the aim to raise awareness and funds for the World’s Greatest Shave.

*The midfielder raised $20,007, which made him the highest individual fundraiser in Victoria and also put him in the top 10 individual fundraisers across Australia.

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*Brattan's contribution came from a combination of personal donations and contributions from Melbourne City players, staff and club partners.

*Brattan had his hair shaved by young 12-year-old Melbourne City fan Joshua Ferro.

WHAT HE SAID

“The Foundation is an organisation and a cause very close to my heart as I have had close family and friends affected by leukaemia,” Brattan said.

"I decided two years ago to grow my hair with the eventual aim of having it shaved to raise awareness and funds as I’ve seen firsthand that those affected by Leukaemia and other blood cancers have to suffer incredibly."

Luke Brattan's famous locks will be coming off as part of the World's Greatest Shave cause.

ABOUT THE LEUKAEMIA FOUNDATION

*The foundation is Australia's peak body for blood cancer, providing free support services in every state and territory across Australia.

*It reaches 50 per cent of all newly diagnosed people with blood cancer, whether they are located in metropolitan, regional or remote rural areas and has invested millions into vital research into better treatments and cures.