Los­ing locks for leukaemia

Waihi Leader - - Front Page - By ME­LANIE CAMOIN [email protected]­hileader.co.nz

Waihi Col­lege Shave for a Cure fundrais­ing event for the Leukaemia and Blood Can­cer New Zealand went bal­lis­tic with nearly $6000 raised, nearly dou­bling the school’s orig­i­nal goal.

Waihi Col­lege prin­ci­pal Alis­tair Cochrane went all-in for a shave af­ter the team’s out­stand­ing fundrais­ing ef­fort.

Nearly $6000 was raised dur­ing Waihi Col­lege’s Shave for a Cure.

The col­lege has been a strong sup­porter of the an­nual Leukaemia & Blood Can­cer fundrais­ing event and this year was no ex­cep­tion.

Around 20 stu­dents and three staff got their locks lopped off last Thurs­day.

Ser­vice leader Avalon McNair or­gan­ised the event and an on­line fundrais­ing page, which was at nearly $4600 at print time, was set up.

The team col­lected an ex­tra $1300-plus of do­na­tions, al­most dou­bling the orig­i­nal goal of $3000.

Prin­ci­pal Alis­tair Cochrane saluted the stu­dents’ ef­fort by get­ting his hair coloured green and then shav­ing off on the night.

Of the 100 schools regis­tered na­tion­wide to fundraise for the cause, Waihi Col­lege sits in 22nd place.

■ It is not too late to sup­port Waihi Col­lege by do­nat­ing on­line at www.shave­foracure.co .nz, then search for Waihi Col­lege on the top right cor­ner.

PHOTO / SUP­PLIED.

Waihi Col­lege prin­ci­pal Alis­tair Cochrane hav­ing his head shaved.

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