Teachers go bald to help fight kids cancer
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.
Tambrey Primary teachers Stephanie Aguiar and Helen Osborne are shorn by colleagues Lisa Crake and Haylee Smith at school assembly.