Seven brave students and one teacher from St Paul's College Kempsey took up the challenge of raising money for the Leukaemia Foundation and shaved their heads for the World's Greatest Shave today.
St Paul's College teacher Angus Crowley and students Jarrod Taylor, Jack Rowe, Jarrod Prosper, Ben Pierce, Isaiah Hoskins, Corey Crotty and Brayden Passfield shaved their heads in front of family, friends and students to help raise funds for blood cancer research.
"It's something the school has always aimed to get involved in," Mr Crowley said.
"Shaving your head can be hard to do. Hair, for a lot of these guys, is their identity and that's a big part of their life."
The team from St Paul's College doubled their original fundraising goal of $5000, with their total sitting at over $10,000.
"We raised $7000 before today, just through online donations and both the school and wider community getting behind us," Mr Crowley said.
Students, family and friends were given the opportunity to bid to see who would get the honour of shaving one the the team members' hair, with the bidding reaching well into the hundreds of dollars.
"It's really great to see them getting involved in this, it's a lot of effort and they're just doing it for the people who are doing it tough.
"It's touching to see them be so passionate about this, some of them don't know anyone personally who has cancer but they're just doing it for the cause."
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