Published on: 14 June 2018

In just over a week more than 50 brave boys from our Preparatory School will undergo a clean cut or have their hair coloured – in the name of Leukaemia.

The World’s Greatest Shave takes place next Friday 22 June on campus which to date, has generated over $15,000 in fundraising support thanks to the efforts of boys who have registered to take part, and the generosity of our community members.

Old boy Dominic Sheldrick (‘84) spoke at last week’s Preparatory School Assembly, sharing an account of his personal journey with Leukaemia and encouraged all boys to get behind the World’s Greatest Shave. Dominic commented that Leukaemia treatment has greatly advanced today thanks to the generosity of donors, and for example, pill treatments can now replace bone marrow transplants under certain circumstances.

“Boys can have their hair sprayed a crazy colour by staff for a $10 donation at recess. Alternatively, boys wishing to have their head shaved by Maurice Meade Hairdressers during Periods 3 and 4 must raise $200 sponsorship before the day of the event,” says Year 4 teacher and event coordinator, Stephen O’Driscoll.

“I’m the only teacher shaving their head and I feel privileged to be part of such an amazing event.”

“This event provides a great opportunity for our boys to support individuals facing blood cancer while also funding vital research that will help more people survive blood cancers like lymphoma, leukaemia and myeloma, and improving their quality of life.”

Anyone wishing to support our participants and donate to this fantastic cause can visit the CCGS WGS team page. Families of all participants are welcome to come and watch the event.