COOLBELLUP local Jemma Spicer went under the razor recently as she lost her locks for a good cause.
The Harmony Primary School and Cottesloe Primary School teacher held a special event at Coolbellup Barber Shop on March 28 as she shaved her head in support of the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave.
Ms Spicer said her hair was so thick she was able to donate five ponytails to be reused.
“I am no stranger to changing the way I look, this is just another version of ‘me’ so I wasn’t nervous, just excited to be able to help,” she said.
“There is no better way to teach others to be brave and to help others than to model it yourself, especially when you are a visible language specialist at two primary schools.
“It was particularly important for me to contribute to raising awareness and research funding for the Leukaemia Foundation as I have witnessed their support for students and their families and I know they do wonderful work.”
To donate visit http://my.leukaemiafoundation.org.au/jemmaspicer.