Hills Gram­mar’s World’s Great­est Shave Record

Galston, Glenorie and Hills Rural News - - School News -

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Hills Gram­mar Year 12 stu­dents! Ex­ceed­ing their $20,000 goal by a huge $14,000 for the Leukaemia Foun­da­tion. This is the 15th year that Year 12 has been rais­ing funds for cancer re­search and this year all records were bro­ken as they be­came the 2nd high­est fundrais­ing school in NSW and 5th in the na­tion. School Cap­tain Will Samp­son com­mented, “The at­mos­phere around Hills Gram­mar in the days lead­ing up to the event was fan­tas­tic and the abil­ity of our grade to gen­er­ate aware­ness and drive for the cause was cru­cial to our suc­cess. We fin­ished with a strong re­sult that ex­ceeded all our ex­pec­ta­tions.”

An ex­tra im­pe­tus to do the very best they could for blood cancer re­search, was the sad loss of their class­mate, Adam Sheen, to leukaemia eight years ago when they were in Year

4. His mum, Danielle, was there to thank and sup­port Adam’s co­hort as their locks dropped for the World’s Great­est Shave. Over 60 stu­dents and staff lined up for L’Yvonne’s hair­dressers to shave heads and lop pony­tails.

The girls had been grow­ing their hair for years for this mo­ment. “Our hair can be used for wigs (which I was able to do­nate enough (35cm) to make a child’s wig) and to cre­ate oil ‘booms’ to pro­tect places like the Great Bar­rier Reef from oil spills”. Ma­jor Year 12 fundraiser, Talja Cole­man ex­plained, “The morn­ing of the shave was full of ex­cite­ment and hav­ing the To­day Show there live was an amaz­ing ex­pe­ri­ence and made our con­tri­bu­tion feel more no­ticed by so­ci­ety, hope­fully gain­ing more aware­ness for this ter­ri­ble dis­ease which claims more peo­ple than breast cancer does per year.”

The gaunt­let has well and truly been cast for the Class of 2019 as we raise those much needed re­search funds.

To­day’s Show, Natalia with the Year 12 boys

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