Northholm Students Support The World’s Greatest Shave
Every year, a handful of Northholm students choose to cut or shave their hair as participants in The World’s Greatest Shave – but not this year. This year, 13 students and a teacher braved the scissors or clippers for this great cause.
In its 20th year, the World’s Greatest Shave raises money for The Leukaemia Foundation. Since 1998, people of all ages shave, colour or wax, cut pony tails, banish beards and trim top knots. Some have a personal connection to blood cancer, while others take part simply to raise money for a good cause.
Joseph Clemmit (Year Nine student) has a particular reason he supports this cause.
“My godmother, Lynette, lost her life to leukaemia when she was only 29 and I want to stop this awful situation from happening to other people. Also, one of my friend’s younger brothers was diagnosed with leukaemia when he was just eight years old and went through the process of a bone marrow transplant and several months in isolation due to his weak immune system.
“This year, it was amazing to see so many students from Northholm shaving and cutting their hair to take part in this great event and raise over $6,000. Northholm will have helped so many people with this money raised, as well as helping fund research needed for a cancer free world. I’m sure Lynette would be proud.”
Northholm is proud of all its students but in particular, Joseph, who has shaved his head annually for the past six years and has individually raised more than $7,000 toward this great cause.
The School is also very grateful to Mieka Hynec (Year Twelve 2008), Campaign Co-ordinator for the Leukaemia Foundation, for her address to the Senior School; Radical Hair Design at Round Corner Dural, who very generously supplied three hairdressers to cut and shave our students’ hair; and Helen Mercieca and Sarah Gatt who volunteered their time to wax the arms and legs of teachers, Mr Cunningham, Mr Moschione and Mr Turbott. Understandably the purchase of wax strips were very popular!