Wangaratta Chronicle - - Front Page - By LEAH AN­DER­SON-BYRNE

TEAIRA ‘Tuppy’ Cox (left) had all of Ap­pin Park Pri­mary School be­hind her last week as prin­ci­pal Dale Car­mody (above) shaved off her hair, in sup­port of the Leukaemia Foun­da­tion’s World’s Great­est Shave.

AS the whole of Ap­pin Park Pri­mary School watched on last week, Teaira “Tuppy’ Cox shaved off her hair for the World’s Great­est Shave, in sup­port of past and present fam­ily and friends bat­tling leukaemia.

Mum Jes­sica Flouch looked on ner­vously, while Tuppy smiled through the whole thing, and grinned even wider as the school co­hort be­gan chant­ing her name.

Prin­ci­pal Dale Car­mody con­cen­trated hard as he buzzed through the nine year old’s hair and even­tu­ally, it was all over.

Hold­ing her pony­tail in one hand, Tuppy looked tri­umphantly into the crowd.

“It’s ab­so­lutely won­der­ful to see my grand­daugh­ter do this,” said Donna Lown­des. “It’s an amaz­ing thing to do that’s not about her.” Mrs Flouch said she was very proud of the ef­fort made by her daugh­ter.

“She’s done so well, but it is a lit­tle scary,” she said.

“She was wor­ried she might be picked on, but af­ter see­ing the whole school get be­hind her to­day I know they’re proud too.”

Tuppy’s ef­fort raised al­most $160, and there is still time to do­nate to the box at the school’s front of­fice un­til the end of this week.

PHOTO: Leah An­der­son- Byrne

PHOTO: Leah An­der­son-Byrne

AL­MOST THERE: Teaira ‘Tuppy’ Cox nears the end of her head shave by prin­ci­pal Dale Car­mody.

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