Goomeri school to shave for a cure
GOOMERI State School P-10 students are embarking on their greatest fundraising effort ever in a bid to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation.
This Thursday, staff and students will be colouring and shaving for a cure.
Most of the students will be colouring their hair and five brave teachers, including two female teachers with a combined hair length of 85cm, have volunteered to shave.
With a fundraising goal of $3000, they are already halfway to reaching their target.
In a display of community spirit, the Uniting Church Child Care Centre in Gympie has volunteered to hold a Pyjama Day fundraiser in support, with all proceeds donated towards the goal.
"We have been overwhelmed with the support we have received so far and we are looking forward to hopefully reaching our goal," teacher Melinda Moylan said.
"The students are very excited about the World's Greatest Shave event, as well as the impending baldness of five teachers."
The students invite the local community to come along to the school on Thursday at 1.30pm and join in the shaving fun and festivities.
In addition to the colouring and shaving, there will be a sausage sizzle and activities.
For every $5 donated, sponsors will receive a ticket in the draw to win two adult passes to a Gold Coast theme park (tickets can be used at Seaworld, Movieworld or Wet 'N' Wild).
Donations can be made in person at the school, the Uniting Church Child Care Centre or online at http://my.leukaemiafoundation.org.au/GoomeriSS.