The Clarkson Primary School teacher agreed to participate in the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave when her daughter Tegan said she would take part.
‘If she was going to do it, then I couldn’t see how I could refuse,’ Mrs Douglas said.
‘Another teacher at our school had done this several years previously and I had been thinking about doing it for a while and just needed a push.’
Mrs Douglas said she and her daughter would shave their heads at the school this Friday, March 14, and her short hair would grow back.
‘I won’t be feeling ill as people with leukaemia do, but if I can do this to help raise awareness and funds, then it will be worthwhile,’ she said.
‘No one else in our family has had leukaemia but several family members have had other forms of cancer.’
The school has also started a team, the Clarkson Owls, which will hold a ‘funky hair day’ on Friday to raise more funds.
To donate, visit www.worlds greatestshave.com and search for Jenny Douglas, Clarkson Owls or Tegan Douglas.