Locks Lost for Good Cause
Romsey House has raised $6700 in a head shave fundraiser for the Children’s Leukemia and Cancer Research Foundation. It was a collaborative effort between students and teachers, with 14 students and three teachers losing their locks for the cause during a recent lunchtime at the School.
Year 12 Romsey student Lachy Brown, who lost his hair in the fundraiser, said most of the money was raised through sponsorship from family and friends. “Also, for a few weeks leading up to the event we went around to tutorials in Romsey and other Houses,” Lachy said. “Two participants who raised the most money were Peter Keeves (Year 11) with $1300 and Michael Temelcos (Year 8) with $1500. However, all shavers managed to raise at least $200.”
The event ran smoothly with the help of Romsey dad Tom Jaeger, who owns a hairdressing salon, along with Romsey mums Jenny Mummert, Trish O’Reilly and Jenny Rawlinson and Deputy Headmaster Roger Bayly. Lachy said the event carried an exciting atmosphere along with a growing crowd of boys anxious to see the newly shaven heads.