Alison Driver raised more than $4000 for the Leukaemia Foundation.
Alison Driver raised more than $4000 for the Leukaemia Foundation. Georja Ryan

Alison braves the shave at school

A BRAVE Alison Driver farewelled her long auburn locks in front of her school assembly last Wednesday, but not before raising a whopping $4150 for the Leukaemia Foundation.

The Year 12 Scots PGC student said she was not afraid of shaving her head, and was just pleased she could raise as much as she did.

"It makes me feel really good that I have helped achieve something that is an achievement greater than any one individual," Miss Driver said.

This young advocate not only raised money among her family and friends, but involved the entire school.

"I did a lolly jar, so guess how many lollies in the jar, and a sausage sizzle, a bake sale, which clan could raise the highest amount and the person that raised the most got to cut my hair off so it was a bit of an incentive," she said.

Scots PGC teacher Betty Shannon, whose husband battled leukemia, said she was proud of Alison's efforts.

"She was actively thinking of different ways to engage in fundraising, and was always promoting why she was doing it," she said.

 

Her efforts

Alison raised $4150 in just five weeks through:

  •  A sausage sizzle and bake sale
  •  Lolly jar competition
  •  Clan and individual competition

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