A Shave to Remember

By Patrick Golden

Help me make it meaningful

In early 2022 my now 15 year old son Patrick asked if he could grow his hair to donate to be made into a wig? I of course said yes. 

While he did not want to raise funds in the beginning, he changed his mind after a tragedy which had a significant effect on him. Seeing how mental health issues do not only effect the person living with them, but entire families, he decided that he wanted to raise money to help and raise awareness of mental health issues, and so ‘A Shave to Remember’ was born. 

The hope behind his fundraiser is to remember those that have been lost, to remind people there is help available and to make mental health less of a taboo subject.

Now that Patrick has almost reached his target and set a Shave Date (22nd September) it’s time to really start fundraising. With a target of $2000 Patrick is almost there. 

We are planning a small plant sale and a few other little fundraisers as well as collecting cans and bottles for recycling (if anyone would like to get rid of theirs let me know)

As an extra incentive if Patrick can double his target (to $4000) by 6th October I (his mum) will get my hair cut (not shaved) to donate to Variety-Hair With Heart. And there’s more… If Patrick can get to $6000 before 20th October his dad will get his chest and back waxed!

Hair is going to Variety-Hair With Heart .

With the help of family, friends and of course our most generous community anything is possible and greatly appreciated.

Please donate now. Thank you.

My Achievements

My Updates

Job done! Almost…

Saturday 23rd Sep
Thank you everyone for your support and encouragement! Yesterday I finally got my hair shaved, but that’s not the end… As over $4000 was raised, Mum is booked in to donate her hair in October. Now the challenge, if I can reach $6000 by 20/10 Dad will be publicly getting his chest and back waxed…….


Monday 27th Feb
Thanks to everyone that has donated. My hair is getting longer, will be ready to shave before I know it!

Thank you to my Sponsors


Jo & Craig

Well done Golden’s! Very proud of you Patrick


Money Tins/cash Donations


Cash Donations And Plant Sales


Money Tins And Cash Donations


Stockinbingal Bowls And Community Club Members And Guests


Annie Jacobs

well done Patrick


Tania And Jason Baldock

Well done Patrick 👍


B And L Chalmers

Great effort Patrick!


Mardi Corby


Alison Barnes



Very impressive young man


Daniel Fry

Well done Patrick, good on you! The Fry family are right behind you.


The Lowes

Good work Patrick!


Sacred Heart Central School Cootamundra

Congratulations Patrick. Such a fantastic organisation to raise money for 👏👏👏


Monica Obrien

We are so proud of you Patrick. Your determination and tenacity to make a difference in this world is inspirational. Lots of love from all of us.


Ron Loiterton Real Estate

Well done Patrick


Rod N Jackie Golden

Well done Patrick for supporting such a worthy cause.


Nanny Fay



Good work Pat!


Danni Phillips

Well done Patrick. What a role model you are. You should be very proud 👏🏼



Won’t be long now Patrick


Lauren Martin


Swap Meet Takings And Donations


Rhonda Douglas

Well done Patrick


Nanny Margaret


Julia Gallagher Cootamundra Podiatry

Courtesy of Cootamundra Podiatry! Good luck and thanks for being so brave cutting your hair for a great cause!


Nola & Wayne Wintour


Phil, Anita, Emmett & Vi ?

Get a haircut ya hippie! Love Phil, Anita, Emmett and Vi 😁



Well done Patrick


Conundrum Cowells

Brilliant concept and good wishes to you. While Sonya having a hair cut, Dad having a chest and back wax got me in! Many best wishes for your fundraiser for this important cause.


Kiera Cronin

Well done Patrick happy to support you in this amazing cause!




Aunty Pauline

Well done



Well done Patrick


Taree Historic Motor Club 2023 Long Runners

Happy to be able donate to such a great cause.


Uncle Pete And Aunty Veronica

Well done Patrick. A great cause.


Michael Kayla Wilson

What a wonderful cause Patrick. Be proud young man!


Andrea Hurst



Proud of you Patrick. Good cause to fundraise for.



Well done Patrick!


Work Morning Teas




Leanne Penfold

Go for you. Great effort


Daniel Smith



Way to go young man! Always thinking about others.



From Mads and Liv


Aunty Ange And Ash







Congratulations Patrick Great cause


Kyle Murer


Mum And Dad

Well done Patrick! We are very proud of you.