Close shave for a cure
THE World's Greatest Shave for a Cure hit Rose City schools and businesses yesterday as several heads went under the razor.
First to lose their locks and feel the breeze were leukaemia survivor Sheree and her son Noa-Brian Wells.
The mother-son duo braved the clippers together at Central State School and couldn't be prouder of their efforts.
"It was Noa's decision to shave his head so we decided to do it together," Mrs Wells said.
Also choosing to lose his for a cause was leukaemia survivor and teacher aide Bevan Costello.
"I thought I would do it this year to raise money and awareness because the Leukaemia Foundation did so much for me and my family," Mr Costello said.
At Warwick State High School 10 students and one teacher stood up to the chopping block.
Year 10 student Libby Brown auctioned off the right to be the one to shave her head for almost $300.
Taking the whole experience in her stride Libby said she felt really good about the whole experience.
"I feel like I have succeeded at this amazing thing and I will be shaving the little bit that is left right down to the skin tonight," she said.
WSHS teacher John Barling said it was a extremely successful day.
"We've raised over $1600 just around the school and that is without the kids' pledges," he said.
Libby has raised over $1000 and there are two others that have raised over $600."
Stylists from Hair Kreations donated their time for the cause.
"We did it last year and were happy to help out again," said Natalie Ezzy.