Kids are brave at shave

Sophia ConstantineNorth West Telegraph

Students at Newman Senior High School have raised just over $3300 for the Leukaemia Foundations World’s Greatest Shave.

In the lead-up to the big event, Year’s seven-10 were kept busy with fundraising duties to reach their goal of $10,000.

Those who conquered the brave chop were students Evan, 12, Nic, 14, and Wyatt, 15, who had their heads shaved, and 13-year-old Kunyanee who had her ponytail snipped off.

NSHS student Nic is embracing the new look.

“I was going to have a haircut anyway so I thought I may as well do it for a good cause,” he said, adding “it feels colder.”

As part of his fundraising duties, Nic asked people at local markets for money, ran a sausage sizzle at one of the election booths, and asked family and friends for donations.

“My goal was to get the car badge so people could get a free trip for a week to and from hospital, so I was pretty stoked to reach my goal,” he added.

Newman Senior High School teacher and team captain Amber Lewis said the school had plans to participate again next year and raise even more money towards the cause.

“The students chose to participate this year, and our principal offered to shave her head if we reached our target,” she said.

“We plan to participate again next year and raise even more money for the cause,” she said.

Although the school principal was able to keep her hair this year, she will drop the price of her shave next year.

According to the Leukaemia foundation, more than 60,000 Australians have blood cancer or related disorders, which are the third most common cause of cancer death in Australia.

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