North­holm Stu­dents Sup­port The World’s Great­est Shave

Galston, Glenorie and Hills Rural News - - School News -

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!

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