Stu­dents’ new look just for Kate

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

About 30 Mata­mata Col­lege stu­dents shaved their heads or cut off their pony tails on May 22 to raise funds for Kate Diprose, 7.

Stu­dents Ryan Allen and Alice Bird or­gan­ised the event.

‘‘We had wanted to Shave for a Cure and when a friend told us about Kate we de­cided it would be great to give some funds to some­one in the com­mu­nity,’’ Alice said.

The school well­ness com­mit­tee also ran bake sales on two sep­a­rate days.

The col­lege has raised­more than $1000 for the Diprose fam­ily.

Broad­way Hair­dressers also raised money for the fam­ily; on May 14 and 15 they do­nated $10 from ev­ery sa­lon ser­vice to the Diprose fam­ily. The hair­dressers raised $752.

The Diproses started a givealit­tle page to help raise funds so they can be with Kate as much as pos­si­ble while she bat­tles leukaemia for a sec­ond time. So far 126 donors have raised $8231.


Mata­mata Col­lege’s head boy Con­nor Paki and maths teacher An­drew Kil­ham were just some of the peo­ple who got their heads shaved for a good cause.

To do­nate, go on­line to givealit­ helpKateDiprose or do­nate to

BNZ ac­count num­ber: 02 0360 0125923 97. The name of the ac­count is MC and JM Diprose.

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