Merewether High students out to break national fundraising record for “World’s Greatest Shave”

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Help a team of local Merewether High students who are determined to break a national fundraising record for this year’s World’s Greatest Shave.

In March, Merewether High students are aiming to break a national fundraising record of $52,000 for World’s Greatest Shave.

Each March, more than 20,000 extraordinary Aussies help conquer blood cancer by getting sponsors to shave, wax, cut or colour their hair during the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave.

Blood cancer is on the rise in Australia. Over the past 10 years, the incidence of blood cancer has increased by approximately 38% and every day another 47 Australians will be diagnosed. Blood cancer doesn’t discriminate – it can develop in anyone, of any age, at any time. Right now, more than 110,000 Australians are living with a blood cancer or related disorders.

The Shave Day is scheduled for March 18 at Merewether High School during the 10am Assembly. 71 students have signed up to participate by shaving, cutting or colouring their hair and as of February 14, they have raised $21,100.

Fundraising activities organised by the school prefects include:

  • School BBQs
  • Bunnings BBQs
  • Bake sales
  • Movie Night
  • Charity sport matches

All of this is being organised entirely by the school prefects – a pretty amazing feat for a group of 17-year-olds.

With the money raised as part of World’s Greatest Shave, you can make sure families facing blood cancer have a place to call home during treatment, someone to turn to, and access to the best possible care and treatment. You will also help Australia’s best and brightest blood cancer researchers in their quest to deliver rapid advancements in diagnosis, treatment and… ultimately — a cure.

This year, the World’s Greatest Shave is also ‘going green’ again thanks to a partnership with Sustainable Salons. This means ponytails snipped from those taking part in the event will now be turned into wigs for cancer patients, with shorter hair clippings transformed into compost and floating booms to absorb oil spills at sea.

To help the Merewether High Team smash the World’s Greatest Shave national fundraising record, donate what you can to their World’s Greatest Shave donation website.

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