'Looking like dad' a small price to pay for generous students

KINROSS Wolaroi School students will take years to recover after an event tomorrow but students have been preparing themselves for months. 

Year 11 students Alasdair Denholm, Charlie Cooper, Ben Watt, Harry Lovell, Nicola Kermode, Maddie Adams, Mia Hull and Emily Wright will shave their heads for the World’s Greatest Shave. 

Team captain Nicola said the shave had become a Year 11 tradition that dated back years.

“We’ve done it for a while now and I think it’s just a really great thing to get in and raise money for,” she said.

The team had a target of $8000 but smashed it weeks ago and after a sizeable fundraising effort of $850 at last week’s fete, the total raised has reached $10,000.

Nicola has shoulder-length hair but is feeling empathy for her female shaving counterparts who have been growing their hair for years.

“Oh, for me it might take about two years to get back to my length but some of the girls, maybe 10 years,” she said.

Nicola was going all out with a number two and said it was just as hard for some of the boys who had grown attached to their locks. 

“No, I wouldn’t say the boys had it easier,” she said. 

“I’m definitely surprised the community support has been so generous, we’re really grateful. 

Nicola said she was proud of  raising funds for a worthy cause but was not looking forward to seeing her bald self in the mirror. 

“I know I am going to look like my dad,” she said. 

To donate go to www.worldsgreatestshave.com.au at search for Kinross Wolaroi Shavers. 

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