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Saint Stephen’s students ‘shave off’ for a great cause

Saint Stephen’s College ‘serial shaver’ Mitchell Hobbs (Year 12) and ‘second timer’ female student Charlie Pate (Year 6) were among 7 students who braved the World’s Greatest Shave this year - to the sounds of the Funk Band, sizzling snags, stalls, games and much cheering from their peers - to raise funds for a worthy cause.

Event Coordinator, Father Andrew Kinmont, said the annual ‘cut and colour’ was always well supported, with many returning regularly to raise funds and awareness for the Leukaemia Foundation.

”I am always inundated with cheerful volunteers prepared to ‘put their heads on the line’ and shave or colour to support the Leukaemia Foundation. It certainly sends a very powerful message about our caring College community when both students and staff are ‘brave’ for such a great cause,” said Father Andrew.

“Among this year’s willing participants was Year 12 student Mitchell Hobbs, affectionately known as our ‘serial shaver’. He has clipped for a cure every year since 2011! Also, the charming Charlie Pate, who two years ago (aged 10) shaved and raised thousands of dollars, returned with massive support.

“A special mention to Shane Van Zyl in Year 2, who wanted to do something for the World’s Greatest Shave because his grandfather has recently been treated for Leukaemia. He made a poster and organised for a little note to go home with all the Year 2 students, in order to raise some money.

“We have many who staff lined up for a cut or colour. Our Head of Year 7, Mick Skehan, opted for a number two shave and a colour, with teachers Nicole Scott (brave woman!!!), Mark Rees, Peter Stewart and Alex Georgiadis, choosing the clippers.”

Students who shaved were: Charlie Pate (Year 6), Riley Kai-Fong (Year 7), Ethan Brooks (Year 9), Luke Casey (Year 9), Nicolas Van Litsenborgh (Year 9), Hardus Redelinghuys (Year 11) and Mitchell Hobbs (Year 12).

Staff ‘colourers’ were: Lisa Littman, Brian Fischer, Shelley Spargo, Richard Smith, Casey McManus, Jo Garvin, Lisa Bracic and Kirsty Trezise.

“We had plenty going on: a barbecue, music by our popular Funk and Stage Bands, a bake sale by Year 9 and 11 students, competitions, games and popcorn – which encouraged all to dig deep for this worthy cause,” said Father Andrew

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