Teach­ers go bald to help fight kids can­cer

Pilbara News - - Pilbara News - Ali­cia Per­era

Two Tam­brey Pri­mary teach­ers teamed up to do their bit for the fight against chil­dren’s can­cer last Wed­nes­day when they shaved off their hair in front of the whole school.

Teach­ers Stephanie Aguiar and Helen Os­borne were shorn be­fore an assem­bly area full of ex­cited chil­dren and staff to fundraise for can­cer sup­port char­ity the Kids With Can­cer Foun­da­tion Aus­tralia.

Two stu­dents won the raf­fle to cut off Mrs Aguiar’s long pig­tails be­fore fel­low teach­ers Lisa Crake and Haylee Smith fin­ished off the job.

In­done­sian teacher Mrs Aguiar had seven years’ worth of hair to come off but said she was not too phased be­cause she knew how much her ef­fort would help oth­ers.

Mrs Aguiar will do­nate her spare strands to wig-mak­ers for chil­dren with alope­cia, af­ter her re­search re­vealed chil­dren who lose their hair from can­cer treat­ment can­not use wigs made from hu­man hair be­cause of pos­si­ble health com­pli­ca­tions.

The oc­ca­sion was fel­low baldie Ms Os­borne’s third time go­ing un­der the ra­zor to counter can­cer.

The pair had raised $5300 at the time of print with more funds still to be counted.

Pic­ture: Ali­cia Per­era

Tam­brey Pri­mary teach­ers Stephanie Aguiar and Helen Os­borne are shorn by col­leagues Lisa Crake and Haylee Smith at school assem­bly.

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