Narromine's Cathy Coen loses her locks for World's Greatest Shave.

There was a buzz at the Narromine Hotel earlier this month, and it wasn't just the sound of clippers.

A huge crowd turned up to support Cathy Coen who faced the razor on March 13, aspart of the World's Greatest Shave, raising money for the Leukaemia Foundation.

Friends and family lined up to each have a snip of Ms Coen's locks, before hairdresser Grace Price completed the final shave.

"It was fantastic, It was just full of family and friends," Ms Coen said.


"My two twin granddaughters were first, then there was a line up of friends and my sister, It was just fantastic.

"My hair's much lighter, because my hair was so, so thick."

Despite a target of $1000, Ms Coen managed to raise $6123 which goes toward blood cancer research and provides practical support to Australians diagnosed with blood cancers such as leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

"I was shocked when I got over $2000," she said.

A spur of the moment decision also saw Ms Coen's son Daniel and husband Tim shave their heads raising an extra $1500 on the spot.

On the night auctioneer Jason Hartin also sold off a number of prizes donated by local businesses.

"The community was absolutely fantastic," Ms Coen said.

"The amount of money that was spent on the prizes that were auctioned, was well over what they'd sell them for."

Ms Coen said she decided to take part in the shave in honour of the late Dick Carney, who was like one of her "adoptive parents".

Ms Coen thanked the community and owner of the Narromine Hotel Anton Krensel for their support.

"I'm so proud of everyone in this community, it's such a little town and everyone jumps in and supports everything It's so so great," she said.

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