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Saint Stephen’s College students shave and colour for a good cause.

    To the rhythm of the Funk Band, the sizzle of barbecuing snags, food and lolly stalls 10 students braved the World’s Greatest Shave to raise funds for the Leukaemia Foundation.

    Event Coordinator, Father Andrew Kinmont said the annual ‘shave and colour’ was always well supported by students, teachers and other staff.

    “Among this year’s participants we had Year 5 teacher Lisa Littman who coloured her hair on behalf of one of our Year 9 sudents who recently lost her father to cancer,” said Father Andrew.

    “It also included Year 11 student ‘serial shaver’ Mitchell Hobbs – who has cut his locks for the fifth concesutive year. Mitchell first took to shaving when his brother’s friend was diagnosed with Leukaemia, and over the years has shaved in support of his close mate’s dad disagnosed with cancer and his uncle, who lost his fight to cancer.

    “There were also two female students – Holly Stania and Alex Armbrust both in Year 10 – who shaved their locks.

    “This year we fired up the barbecue, the College Funk Band played and there were a couple of stalls run by students, including cakes, lollies – it all added up to a lot of fun and fundraising.”

    Students who shaved were: Joseph Golden (Year 12), Hugh Collins (Year 12), Mitchell Hobbs (Year 11), Hardus Redelinghuys (Year 10), Holly Stania (Year 10), Alex Armbrust (Year 10), Ethan Brooks (Year 8), Jaden Lloyd (Year 8), Gareth Rees (Year 7), Owen Bubeck (Year 7).

    “It is wonderful to see our College community joining together to show our support for those families whose lives are affected by Leukaemia,” said Father Andrew.

    “There were four teachers who welcomed the clipper and many other teachers and staff who ‘coloured’ for this great cause.”

    The 2015 event raised more the $6000 for the Leukaemia Foundation.

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