DUNCRAIG teacher Kate Eberhardt is shaving off her long hair to support a student’s battle with cancer.
Ms Eberhardt said she wanted to raise money to help Duncraig Senior High School Year 10 student Zoe HoyPoy, who was diagnosed with stage four bowel cancer in December last year.
“I would like to donate my long blonde hair to raise money for her,” she said.
Zoe’s mother Sallie, who is also fighting stage four cancer, is organising a fundraising event at the school this Sunday where Ms Eberhardt will shave her head.
The day will include hair colouring, a sausage sizzle and a raffle.
Organisers hope to raise $25,000 from the event.
She encouraged people to go along to “support the good cause, to support the whole family and just to have a good time.”
Ms Eberhardt said she was not too concerned about losing her hair.
“I’m actually pretty fine about it,” she said. “People in the street might look at me funny but I know who I’m doing it for.”
The event will run from noon to 2pm on Sunday at the school’s oval on Readshaw Road in Duncraig.
To donate, visit gofundme.com/ZoeHoyPoy.