Crazy hair creates fun for a good cause

Holly ThompsonManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Rhian Ashton and Zoe Hartnett, both in year 5, with
principal Lee Illingworth and Phebee Forman, also year 5.
Camera IconRhian Ashton and Zoe Hartnett, both in year 5, with principal Lee Illingworth and Phebee Forman, also year 5. Credit: Supplied

Pemberton District High School students and teachers went to school with crazy hair styles and colours last week to raise more than $700 for cancer research.

Crazy Hair Day was organised by the school as part of the World’s Greatest Shave, which raises money for the Leukaemia Foundation.

Students made a gold coin donation to take part in the day and student councillors also had a bake sale to raise more money for the cause.

School principal Lee Illingworth said it had been a fantastic day for the students.

“Our community was so generous and it was great to see students as young as four, right through to teenagers getting involved, having fun and giving to such a worthy cause,” she said.

Year 6 student councillor Neo Nigg said it had been a busy day for the student councillors.

Students from all different year groups enjoyed getting involved with the Crazy Hair Day at their school.
Camera IconStudents from all different year groups enjoyed getting involved with the Crazy Hair Day at their school. Credit: Supplied/Supplied

“It was a very busy day and it was good to make people happy by selling them treats at recess and lunch,” he said.

Year 6 student councillor Sophie Mathieson said the best part about the day had been getting an opportunity to help others.

“I hope we made people happy by donating because it’s good to help others, even if you don’t know them you can help everyone,” she said.

Year 5 student councillor Alexandra Otway agreed and said she wanted to be able to help both adults and children with cancer.

“Lots of people get cancer and we want to help out because we need to find a cure,” she said.

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