Shaving for a cure

by Kent Caddick

There was no shortage of helpers when it came to Rolleston College staff doing their bit for the Shave for the Cure fundraiser last week.

Shave for a Cure is Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand’s (LBC) signature fundraising event. Every year thousands of individuals, schools and businesses across the country whip out the clippers and shave their locks, in a bid to help the six Kiwis a day diagnosed with a blood cancer or related condition. LBC receives no government funding.

Last week Rolleston College staff Matt Nicoll, Nathan Scott, Huirua Emery and Mel Evans put their locks on the line for the cause, with the aim of raising $2,000. So far they have raised just on $1,000 and if anyone from the community wishes to support Rolleston College donations are still being accepted.

Matt Nicoll, who organised the event, said they wanted to say a huge thank you to Rolleston Haircuts, who generously gifted their time, expertise and equipment for the Shave Day. 

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