Bald and bold for charity

March 29, 2024 BY

in the name of research: Students from Girton Grammar's Junior School joined the fight against blood cancer last Friday by shaving their heads to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

JUNIOR students from Girton Grammar shaved their heads last Friday to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation.

Their classmates watched on as 11 students from Girton’s junior school had their heads shaved by stylists from Stephen Mow Hair Studio.

Mrs Viv Bath, deputy head of Girton’s junior school, is a strong advocate for the yearly event and said the students were proud of their contribution.

“While the shave is certainly a fun and exciting spectacle, it is also very moving to see such young students making a sacrifice of this magnitude,” Mrs Bath said.

“It shows their courage, as well as their commitment to a cause that affects so many Australians.”

Leukaemia is the name given to a group of cancers that develop in blood cells and kills up to 16 Australians every day.

Girton students have supported the fundraiser to support blood cancer research and awareness for the past 17 years and last year the school received more than $16,500 in donations.

This year the students set their sights on raising $20,000 for the Leukaemia Foundation and have so far raised a total of $24,000.

Campus wide, the students celebrated the courage of their classmates by sporting crazy and colourful hairstyles.

The Junior School Student Representative Council sponsored the students to shave their heads and also sold icy poles to boost fundraising efforts.

“The students are very proud to continue Girton’s long legacy of raising funds and awareness through the World’s Greatest Shave,” Mrs Bath said.