John Curtin College students lose locks for World’s Greatest Shave


The group of John Curtin College of the Arts students are all smiles just before they go under the clippers
The group of John Curtin College of the Arts students are all smiles just before they go under the clippers

THEY might have all had their own reasons for taking part, but a group of John Curtin College of the Arts students have banded together to raise more than $11,000 for the Leukaemia Foundation.

Dubbing themselves the Eggheads, Milli Weaver and almost a dozen of her friends got the school community behind their World’s Greatest Shave attempt, holding a big party on Monday that saw eight heads shaved, one head of hair coloured, one pair of disappearing eyebrows and one painful leg wax.

Milli, who shaved in honour of her mother who was diagnosed last year, said the group initially aimed to raise $10,000 but the generosity of everyone to get it past $11,000 had really touched them.

“All of us have been touched by cancer, either directly or through friends, and all of us had decided we wanted to show our support for those who lose their hair from cancer treatment,” she said.

“In shaving and colouring our heads, we were able to raise money for such an important and prominent cause.

“Hopefully the shave will become a tradition for John Curtin Year 12 students.

“The huge support we have all received from our peers, teachers and family would certainly suggest that it might.”

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