Hair cut for good cause

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

LOCKS of hair were lost and money was raised to help build houses in In­done­sia dur­ing Aquinas Col­lege’s World’s Great­est Shave fundraiser.

Clip­pers, scis­sors and hair dye were all on hand on June 30 to com­plete the fundrais­ing task which saw stu­dents raise more than $2000 to fund the con­struc­tion of two houses in a small Ba­li­nese vil­lage.

Former stu­dent Mitch Gil­lam, who trag­i­cally lost his life in Bali in 2010 aged 20, in­spired the fundrais­ing project.

The vil­lage was a favourite of Mitch’s and his fam­ily now works tire­lessly to sup­port it through the Mitch Gil­lam Fund.

Aquinas Col­lege pas­toral care deputy prin­ci­pal Paula Bac­chiella said the day was a great suc­cess, with stu­dents hav­ing a lot of fun rais­ing money for a very wor­thy cause.

“It was a great af­ter­noon of fun and laughs where boys of all ages across the se­nior school had a great time cheer­ing each other along as heads were shaved and coloured, all for a great cause,” she said.

Year 11 stu­dent James Caspersz-Loney is ready to give stu­dent Jack Gor­man a hair­cut while pas­toral care deputy prin­ci­pal Paula Bac­chiella looks on.

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