The Governor records an episode of 'Conversations at Government House' with Craig Hollywood.

A not so short conversation with Short Back and Sidewalks

The Governor welcomed the 2022 WA Australian of the Year Local Hero award winner, Mr Craig Hollywood, to record an episode of Conversations at Government HouseCraig is the man behind Short Back & Sidewalks (SBSW), a free hair-cutting and grooming service for members of the community who are experiencing homelessness. First beginning in 2015, the not-for-profit works alongside service providers across Australia, providing friendly and attentive hair-cutting experiences with an array of hairdressers and barbers as volunteers – in fact, the entire team from top to bottom are volunteers. In 2021 alone – despite COVID – they provided over 400 haircuts nationwide and started nearly 500 conversations and connections, utilising over 3000 hours of time by dedicated volunteers.

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Thanking the sponsors of the Ultimate Backyard Cricket match

To thank the sponsors of the Ultimate Backyard Cricket Match the Governor hosted a reception at Government House.

The event included a talk from Mr Matt Fitzgerald, Chair of the Pirate Ship Foundation, on the importance of the event and the donations of sponsors. Following this, the Governor was presented with a middle stump, painted with traditional Indigenous artwork, for use on the day as a representative of the Noongar people.

The Ultimate Backyard Cricket Match will be held on Saturday, March 12th with all funds raised going directly towards vital research into childhood brain cancer. Secure your tickets here.

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