The warmer weather couldn’t have come soon enough for three students from St Michael’s Primary School who had their heads shaved to raise money for the Gippsland Cancer Care Centre (GCCC).
Mark Lucas, Tyron Bramwell and James Lynch have discovered that life without their locks is a little colder than usual, but they’ve put any discomfort aside to support a worthy cause.
The boys recently visited the GCCC to present a cheque for more than $4300 to LRH Acting General Manager Acute, Heidi Knott and chemotherapy volunteer, Carmen Cook.
The money will go some way to enhancing care for local people undergoing chemotherapy treatment.
Each of the boys has lost a loved one to cancer - Mark’s pop with prostate cancer and grandpa with melanoma, James’s aunt with breast cancer and Tyron’s grandpa with brain cancer.
The boys, supported by family and friends, embarked on a fundraising campaign for the GCCC by selling raffle tickets and seeking sponsorship from Traralgon businesses, corporate and sporting organisations for their great shave.
The generous local community also got behind their efforts filling up collection tins left at many businesses.
Dan and Mikkayla from the TRFM Morning Crew joined St Michael’s students in cheering on Mark, Tyron and James during the shave on Daffodil Day.
As well as the funds for the GCCC, the school community raised an extra $1500 for the Cancer Council by taking part in a casual clothes day and purchasing Daffodil Day merchandise.
Pictured l-r Chemotherapy volunteer Carmen Cook and LRH Acting General Manager Acute Heidi Knott receive a cheque for the Gippsland Cancer Care Centre from young fundraisers Mark, Tyron and James who took part in a head shave on Daffodil Day.