Summer's Big Brave Shave Fundraiser October 24 2020

By Angela Newton

Why am I being brave?

Summer's mission:  

I've decided to shave and donate my beautiful locks to help raise funds for breast cancer research through NBCF.  I was inspired to do this when I saw how brave my mum was after her diagnosis earlier this year. I want to show her that I can be brave too!

The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is Australia’s leading national body funding game-changing breast cancer research with money raised entirely by the Australian public.

I'm donating my hair to the Variety children's charity "Hair with Heart". My hair will be made into a wig for someone who had lost their hair due to a long term medical condition. 

NBCF is working towards one goal: zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030. Together we can help them get there.

Click 'Donate' to make a secure online donation and help me reach my goal. Every donation, big or small, will help me get there. Please donate today.

All donations over $2 are tax deductible and you will be issued with a tax-deductible receipt via email as soon as you make your donation.

Thank you so much for your support!

Event Information

Saturday 24th October

My Updates

Zoom link for the BIG day

Monday 19th Oct
It's nearly time for Summer’s Big Brave Shave! 

Sadly we can not have the party celebrations we hoped for due to Melbourne’s current COVID restrictions however, we hope you will all join us LIVE at this Zoom link. 
We will open the Zoom room at 10 am October 24 th!

She would love to see you all for this very special event.

Join Zoom Meeting

Passcode: 374690

If you can’t make it live we will film it as well for you to watch when it suits. 

At last check Summer has raised $13,866 for NBCF. What a phenomenal achievement! 

Love the Newton’s 

**Goal Reached & NEW date, 24th OCT **

Friday 2nd Oct
BOOM!!! Summer has recently reached $13K!! This amount raised has exceeded our wildest expectations. Donations are still welcomed up until her NEW BIG BRAVE SHAVE date OCT 24th! 
Unfortunately, we had to postpone due to current COVID restrictions in Melbourne. We have everything crossed that we are able to go ahead with our hairdresser on OCT 24th. Summer is busting to do this. 

Summer is SMASHING IT! Every bit counts.

Saturday 5th Sep
5 more weeks to go until Summer's big brave shave! 
Thanks to everyone who has donated so far. You are all amazing. Let's get her to her new goal of 13K!! Every bit counts. 

New goal and shave date!! 10K on 10/10

Sunday 16th Aug
Hi All, 
Summer is aiming for a NEW GOAL of $10,000 by the 10th October. We felt we had to move the date due to the current restrictions leading in to our original date (13/9). 
10K by 10/10 has a good ring to it! 
We are blown away by the generosity of everyone who has donated so far!! We can not thank you enough!! 

Thank you to my Supporters

$1,000

Great Gram

Lots of Love 💜

$567

Lucy Will And Ruby Searle

Summer here is the final piece to get to your goal. 💇‍♀️

$510

Angela Newton

$510

The Kroonies

Such an inspiration... Go Summer!!!

$500

Mornpen Plumbing

Awesome work Summer, you should be very proud of your efforts. Well done from all of us at MornPen Plumbing.

$260

Barbara White

What a great team. All pulling with you Ange. Summer you’ve shown great strength of character in making your decision and never wavering.

$260

Paul And Teri

You’re an inspiration. Your support for your mum and your care for others makes you an exceptional example to us all. Wishing Angela a full recovery and you both a beautiful head of hair again.

$260

Camo

You are both amazing...! Hang in there!

$260

Bruce And Greg

$260

Satomi Gilhome

You are super brave, Summer. Ange, Jang in there and stay strong!

$208

Barry Charles

You are a real star Summer. We hope Mummy will soon be better. Lots of love from Christine and Barry. 👏♥️

$208

Josephine Brend

$208

Clarity

$208

Nathan Luker

Congratulations Summer for being a leader and supporting your wonderful family... and an important cause. The world needs more compassionate & resilient leaders, like you, to stand-up for what is right, help others in need and stay true to key values. We are all 'virtually' cheering for you and the family.

$156

Russ Newton

$156

Jade Salter

Hi Summer, you should be so proud of yourself! What a wonderful, generous act. You are amazing... just like your Mum! Got get ‘em Newton girls! 💪🏽 Love Jade, Ross & Rosie xx

$156

Kerrin Sullivan

So proud of you Summer. It is a wonderful act that you are doing, not only for your Mum but for all the people fighting Breast Cancer. Stay strong guys! xx

$156

Kerrin Sullivan

We all miss your smiling face at work Ange and can't wait to see you fighting fit on the other side of this. Go Summer!!!

$135.20

Crewe

Summer, This donation is from items I've sold to go to your AMAZING fundraiser. You're a Super Star. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

$105

Helen (grammy) Crewe

Go girl go. Super Summer our Zero Hero. A brave effort for a great cause. 💜

$104

Dani Mcdonald

Amazing Summer!! Very special to support your beautiful Mum 💗 and to raise awareness for a great cause. Lots of love, Dani, Cam, Holly and Hamish xxxx

$104

Noeleen Mosley

It's truly inspiring what you are doing, Angela

$104

Megan, Chris, Evie And Ben

Some beautiful brave women. Love to you all.

$104

Bruce, Fiona & Abi

Summer, you little legend! Truly inspirational stuff.

$104

Steven Family

Summer this is a wonderful way to support your mum and the money you raise will help find a better treatment for this cancer.

$104

Arian, Reza And Mojgan

Summer, You are a superhero! We are so proud of you! Lots of love from Arian, Reza and Mojgan!

$104

Chris, Julie And Penny

Congratulations Summer, this is a brave thing to do and we are all proud of you, mum and all the family!

$104

Travis Deans

$104

John & Julie

Ange, we are sending you love, light and positivity during this time. What a beautiful family you guys are. We love you all very much and can’t wait to hang out again soon. Keep strong super girl! Go Summer, we are so proud of you! Best wishes, your friends - John, Julie, George and Thomas xo

$104

Michelle & Zali

Well done Summer, such an amazing gift you are giving to someone. Much love to you & mum x

$104

Norman & Diana Russo

So proud of you Summer, keep doing a great job looking after your mum! All our love, Norm & Di Russo xx

$104

Marl

Well done Summer such a beautiful thing to do for your Mummy and many others . Lots of love to you all.

$104

Graeme White

I am thinking of you at this time having been through what is happening to you with Keith & Karlyn. Keep strong be positive 😎❤️

$104

Mat & Sally

$104

Robert Crewe

Great initiative Summer. So proud. Love Poppy

$104

Michelle Daniel

What a superstar Summer! We love it! Xxxx

$104

Helen, Emmanuel, Artemis, Evie & Milla

$104

Leanne And Pete

You're doing a wonderful think Summer. Hope to be able to see you again soon!

$104

Jan Dalton

Well done Summer, what a wonderful thing to do. Best wishes Ange, hope you are OK.

$104

Louise & Miguel

Good on you Summer for being courageous, I have no doubt your beautiful hair will make someone very happy!

$104

Lesley Irving

$104

Clair Hurst

You're an impressive young lady Summer. Amazing work

$104

Billy & Co

Summer, you’re so inspiring to so many other people! Keep up your amazing work 🤍 wishing your mum all the best. Love, Grace and the Billy & Co team xx

$104

Lola And Lottie Stalph

$100

Tony Crewe

Thinking of you

$100

Lauren Spark

Hey Summer, we are so proud of you for doing this in support of your amazing mum! Much love to you all Love Loz and Rach xx

$100

Mcintosh

Well done Ange & Summer, so so brave!

$100

Culmer Operations

$100

Afra Antonoff And Family

Well done Summer.💜 From Afra, John and family. (Your Great Gram's neighbour)

$88.40

Androula Varelias

Thoughts and prayers with you and your family Angela. What a beautiful gesture by Summer!

$52

Emily Hibberd

Congratulations Summer, your generous act is such a brave and compassionate way to support your mum as well as a fantastic cause. You truly are an inspiration and I’m extremely proud of you! Miss Hibberd

$52

Lilien Buresova

I wish you all the best. Your daughter is a beautiful soul and I wish you a lifetime of happiness together.

$52

Kasia Muller

Summer, you’re amazing! Go girl!

$52

Lisa Hogan

$52

Bobby Stoev & Family

Well done, Summer! Such a great cause! Sending lots of positive vibes to you and your family! Bobby & family

$52

Jan Taylor

It’s a wonderful gift. 💖

$52

Ruby Mcwilliams

$52

Tania Willey

Brave girl Summer with a big heart. Thinking of you all.

$52

Robyn Amott

Hugs and love to you and your family- stay strong

$52

Susy Jones

Breast cancer has effected 3 of my dear sisters in law. Two are living with the disease and do I admire your efforts to raise funds. Three nieces work at Peter Mac because their mothers are effected by cancer. Good luck!

$52

Sapphire Coast Buslines

Congratulations Summer on being Brave along side your Mum & for supporting this wonderful cause.

$52

Lisa And Matt

Congrats Summer, you are an inspiration! xx

$52

Beccy & Amalia

Summer you are an inspiration! What a superstar! Brave and beautiful inside and out like your mumma bear 😍

$52

Sandra

Sending love 💕 and kind thoughts! Well done Summer! Sandra Mark & family xxxx

$52

Anonymous

$52

Sharni Wenitong

Thinking of you and your family. X

$52

Christine Montgomery

Beautiful family photo. Good luck Summer and a lovely thing to do to help your mum and others

$52

Linda Hamilton

You are so awesome Summer. Love to you and your amazing Mum. From Linda and Aidan xx

$52

Hugh

$52

Daisy Gibson

Well done on your amazing fundraising efforts Summer! You should feel very proud : ) From Daisy and family

$52

Monique Poppelaars

Hi Angela, I just would like to send you a big hug and lots of love. Warmest wishes for your recovery ❤️ Hi Summer, you are doing an amazing job!

$52

Sandy Hope

Summer, you are so inspiring and brave! Love what you are doing! Love Sandy, Scott, Hannah and Joshua x

$52

Kathleen And Geoff Steele

What a fantastic effort Summer. Love to you all xx

$52

Maddy Patterson And Family

Amazing Summer! Well done

$52

Siggy Pidd

Ange you look fabulous, what a lovely family photo. Well done to Summer, what a beautiful gesture and a inspiration to everyone. Miss you and thinking of you. Sending all my love Siggy

$52

Ánika Warren-smith

Well done Summer! What an awesome thing to do for the NBCF and your lovely mum. This should help you reach your fundraising goal :-)

$52

Kesha West

Such an incredible thing you are doing sweet Summer. Big hugs and much love to the whole family. ❤️

$52

Hayley Windsor

What a special kid. What an incredible gesture. All the love and blessings to you and your family, Angela! Love, Hayley

$52

Lucy Glynn And Family

Summer, you are one of my best friends and probably the bravest. I really love you. I think you made the right choice to do it. I also think someone will really like your hair.

$52

Michelle Caldwell

Incredibly brave. Well done summer.

$52

Sam Dell

Hi Summer, what a touching way to support your mum. Well done you 💕. Ange - I hadn’t heard your news 🤗. What an amazing family you have by your side. You got this xx

$52

Vicki Rix

Summer, what a very brave young lady you are and so inspirational. It is such a wonderful effort, not only are you supporting your beautiful mum, but also helping to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research. GO SUMMER!

$52

Kath Payne

Summer you are a legend and I'm sure you give you're Mum strength everyday.. Your Nan is a bit of a legend too, love her purple hair. Angela, you look just like you did when we were little kids. Best wish for your battle. .

$52

Julie And Andrew Glynn

Well done Summer. What an amazing daughter you are.

$52

Nadia Russo

Sending all my love 💓 Very brave Summer, just like your beautiful mum! Xx

$52

Kay Cottom

Great job Summer! All the best Ange. Love and positive thoughts to you and family. ❤️

$52

Camille

$52

Evie Wallis

Awesome work Summer, what a fantastic effort! From the Wallis Family xo

$52

Shane Moira Woiwod

Your a brave girl Summer Look after you mum. She's wonderful.

$52

Sarah Wilken

All my love to you and your beautiful family. x

$52

Michelle

So impressed Summer! All the very best to you, Angela :)

$52

The Summit

So proud of you Summer!!!

$52

Caroline, Adrian And Jenna

So amazed by your determination Summer. Sending big hugs and love to you all, xxoo

$52

Withers Family

Great work Summer! This is such a brave thing to do and you should be extremely proud of yourself. We are so proud of you too. Much love from the Withers family.

$52

Julie Boss

Hi Angela you r both amazing and Angela you look fantastic what a wonderful girl Summer is my love to u all Julie boss 💕

$52

Sarah Brake

Awesome effort Summer and all the best Ange with your fight

$52

Simon May

$52

Janet Payne

Good for you Summer! Your family must be so proud, especially your Mum, Angela xx

$52

Silke Davis

You’re making a real difference, Summer. Thanks for inspiring us all!

$52

Deans’

You are an inspiration Summer 💞

$52

Andrea Houghton

Sending lots of love from our family to yours! Summer you are an absolute superstar! Xx

$52

Heather Chapman

$52

Josh Maroney

$52

Christian Jarrad

Cath, I and the boys, thinking of you and wishing you all the best. Well done Summer!

$52

Wael Bou Karroum

Get better soon 🙏🏼🙏🏼

$52

Peta Alexander

Summer, how proud your parents must be. Ange, lots of love to you and to Ben and the girls too xxx

$52

Alex, Meg, Erica, Jaime & Brett

Such an amazing effort Summer!! Well done on your super fundraising efforts.

$52

Kelly Broekstra

$52

Kylie Burns

Well done Summer, you’re so brave, just like your beautiful Mum!

$50

Bec Robertson

What a wonderful thing to do Summer, your mum is so brave and your art also very inspiring!! I’m sure someone will be super excited to receive your beautiful locks of hair - very generous and such a good cause!!

$50

Dereen & Ian Wallace

Best wishes to you and your lovely girls.

$50

Jacqueline Windsor

Fantastic job Summer for a great cause. Give your mum a huge hug from me.

$50

Matt, Steph, Jai, Zayde And Van

Summer what a beautiful thoughtful thing you are doing. You and your mum and so strong and beautiful. Look at this amount of money raised, it's really incredible from such a young girll!! You are sooo amazing!! Sending you all the good vibes and love from your QLD family xxxxxxxx

$50

Ange Fragiacomo

Beautiful mum, beautiful daughter. Hope this little donation helps NBCF in their mission.

$50

The Marfleets

What a very kind and generous gift to give. Thinking of you all and sending our love xx

$50

Niamh Mcdowell

So proud of you Summer for being so brave. You go girl! Get better soon Ange!

$50

Zara Roberts

Wow Summer. I cant wait to see you back at Basketball. Hope u get well soon Ange.

$50

Jon, Kel, Abby And Ella

Thinking of you XX

$50

Ruth Taylor

Summer, what an inspiration you are 😇 Bless you sweetheart. X ❤

$46.80

Hamilton Kids

We think you are so brave and very inspirational for a great cause. Much love from Jasmine, Taylor and Flynn

$41.60

Carla De Luca

$36.40

Vicki Paleologos

You are a wonderful daughter Angela!! Well Done!

$36.40

Jury Family

You are an inspiration Ange & Summer obviously takes after you. Sending all our love xx

$36.40

Alvaro

Well done Summer you are very brave!

$36.40

Anonymous

$36.40

Guignard

Well done summer and good luck Ang. Xx

$36.40

Ellis Family ??

What a legend you are 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

$36.40

Kathy And Steve Collins

Sending hugs to a brave, supportive and lovely family.

$36.40

Marion Chamberlain

$36.40

Eric Quattropani

$36.40

Scarlett, Elsie And Willow

It’s a very kind and thoughtful thing you’re doing Summer.

$36.40

Megan Foley

Well done to you Summer, for courage and determination. What a Brave girl you have raised Angela, just like her Mum!! Stay strong Angela. Sending positive vibes to you during this time. X Megs

$36.40

Erin, Paul & Ionie X

Good luck Summer, so brave to shave! Love Erin, Paul and Ionie X

$36.40

Mary Bryant

💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓

$36.40

Amy, Danny, Charlie & Poppy (mayhew)

Wow Summer, what an incredible young lady you are, just like your Mum! Sending love and positivity from Southampton, UK xx

$36.40

Layla Grealy

Hi Summer, what a great thing to do!

$36.40

Rachel Bainbridge

Good on you Summer! Sending love and strength to you Ange ❤️ Love the BAINBRIDGES xx

$36.40

Roland Ragozzini

You are indeed a very brave girl Summer. Fingers crossed I hope that things are progressing well for you Angela

$36.40

Kenzie

$36.40

Rebecca Simpson

Best of luck Angela with your goal!

$36.40

Dawn Grikis

Nice one Summer. Making a difference x

$36.40

Bev Crawford

Hi Ange, have had you in my thoughts since I saw you at the Concourse. Brave and courageous you, brave, courageous and thoughtful Summer! Love and best wishes to you all. Love Bev 😊

$35

Susan Munro

Thinking of you now and the lovely day we spent with you at Hampton Court. Summer, you are a true credit to your family . Sue & Iain UK xx

$35

Rani & Mark Walsh

Summer....what a beautiful, brave thing to do for your mum and all those fighting Breast Cancer. Angela, sending you lots of love and positive vibes. Stay strong....and we can’t wait to see you back at work xx

$35

Josie Mulcahy

Well done Summer. Very brave just like your mum. 👏👏👏

$31.20

Laura Taylor

Your incredible Sunmer - such a beautiful thing to do! 💓

$20.80

Justine Cooke

What an amazing thing to do Summer! Ange, thinking of you and wishing you lots of love and strength on your journey ahead xo

$20.80

Cathie

Sending you much love Ange. And Summer, you are a very inspirational young girl. Xx

$20.80

Tammi

Summer you are truly a star 🌟 go girl 😘

$20.80

Anonymous

$20.80

Alan Mcguinness

Well Done Summer it a wonderful thing to do

$20.80

Anonymous

$20.80

Emily De Luca

Thanks to the team at Cheltenham Osteopathic Clinic for the zoom classes. I haven't met you Summer but well done on your fundraising for an important cause

$20.80

Caris Nikita

Great job Summer!

$20.80

Tanja Hoogenboom

What a thoughtful and inspirational thing to do at such a young age! Well done!

$20

Marie Claude Stehr

All the best for you! xx

$15.60

Georgia Freer

$15.60

Bonney

much love to you Ange and well done Summer 💛

$10.40

Renée Pisevski

Bless you all ❤️ What a beautiful family ❤️ I wish you all the very best with all of this. Summer you are a beautiful sole sweetheart stay the beautiful kind caring person you are xxxxx

$10.40

Sara

Dear Summer, I don't know you, but I am very impressed by your mission. Shaving your lovely hair will be a big step, but it is not your outer appearance which makes you beautiful. It's the inner values that count and doing this shows how an awesome person you are!!! All the very best, Sara (cancer researcher)

$10.40

Judith Stansfield

$5.20

Billy & Co

$5.20

Billy & Co