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Our greatest World’s Greatest Shave

Saint Stephen’s College students have exceeded their greatest World’s Greatest Shave fundraising efforts – almost doubling last year’s total.

Fundraising organiser Father Andrew Kinmont said the total expected to be raised for the Leukaemia Foundation this year would easily exceed $15,000. As well as students and staff offering up their locks for shaving or colouring, sausages were sizzled, cake stalls were inundated and the sounds of music filled the Goda Firkins Auditorium in the name of raising awareness and funds. Those who shaved included Matilda Wangoma (Year 12), Ethan Powell (Year 12), Emily Fogarty (Year 11), Zac Lloyd (Year 10), Sam Rumpel (Year 9), Lucas Gascoigne (Year 9), Wellson Yap (Year 8), Shane van Zyl (Year 4), Ryan Soars (staff). Those who coloured included Year 12 students Chloe Shute, Tilly Baldwin, and Jake Gitsham and staff Laura Sullivan, Carla Agiasotelis, Debbie Johnson, Jo Garvin, Casey McManus and Michaela Mulrine Father Andrew said it was the first year three female students had volunteered at the same time. “It is a brave step for anyone to shave their hair, but in particular for both Matilda and Sam, this involved a significant commitment, as Matilda has quite an extraordinary head of hair, and Sam’s is down to her waist,” said Father Andrew. “Shane is also a stand-out, as he was involved last year with shaving, and the year before (Year 2) with coordinating his classmates to bring in donations. “Teacher Laura Sullivan is only just back from leave having undergone treatment for Leukaemia, so her involvement is obviously very personal. I also believe her personal journey has inspired many to join this most worthy cause. “We are doing very well with fundraising this year. Based on current trend I believe we will raise more than $15,000 – almost double of that raised last year.” Congratulations to everyone involved. What a fantastic effort!!

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