Dealership colours and shaves in memory of employee who lost battle with Leukemia

Avon Valley Toyota turned into a barber shop on Friday morning in memory of a much loved staff member who passed away after a battle with leukemia last year.

The dealership shaved and coloured local heads as part of their fundraising efforts for the World's Greatest Shave.

Dealer principal Leonie Knipe said the idea for the event was inspired by the loss of parts interpreter Leanne Williams.

"Leanne very often had either blue or purple in her hair we wanted to do the same," she said.

Ms Knipe said the community support has been unprecedented. 

"We have had people coming past the dealership all morning to colour and shave for the good cause," she said.

"We had 10 year old Samuel Vincent shave his head.

"He had already raised more than $700 before he walked in the door.

"Three of the guys from Auto Pro also came down for a shave."

Ms Knipe said she hopes to make the event an annual tradition to not only raise money for a valuable cause, but continue the memory of Leanne. 

She thanked major local supporters Auto Pro Northam, Lucy's Tearooms and Brunch of Dreams. 

Proceeds of Friday night's sausage sizzle at the Green Experience also went to the Leukemia Foundation.