Students ‘shave off’ for a great cause.
To the chant of ‘Charlie, Charlie, Charlie’ Saint Stephen’s College student Charlie Pate, 10, shaved her head as part of the World’s Greatest Shave fundraiser supporting Leukaemia research, having already raised $2550!
The College’s Father Andrew Kinmont, said the fundraiser had become one of the highlights of the annual calendar always attracting strong numbers of students and staff to ‘shave or colour’ for the cause.
“Saint Stephen’s College students and staff support many local and national appeals and causes, including the Leukaemia Foundation with a World’s Greatest Shave event,” he said.
“The students do a great job in supporting this cause and are willing to ‘go the shave’, or in the case of one, ‘go the wax’ on his legs. Each year we also offer the opportunity for staff to get involved. For those brave souls, there is the shave or colouring option.
“There are not many of us who have not been touched by cancer in some form. This is a particular motivator for some of the staff and students involved. Together we hope to raise much awareness and a great contribution to research, especially if we all take note of Charlie’s fantastic efforts to date.”
Father Andrew said the support from students and staff was indicative of their overall commitment to the broader community in general and the College ethos of helping those in need.
• Charlie Pate Year 4 – she has already raised $2,400!! She has been eager to shave for the event for some years. • Mitchell Hobbs Year 10 – his fourth year running • McKenzie Callcott Year 12 • Lachlan Eyers Year 10 • TJ Singh – Year 12 School Vice Captain – has chosen to have his legs waxed • Finn Warren –Year 7« Back to Index