VIDEO: Students opt for a new look for the sake of a good cause

HERE WE GO: Nathan Neuenhaus (right) from Canobolas Rural Technology High School says he was inspired to raise funds to find a cure for Leukaemia after his grandfather managed to beat the disease. Lining up to join him in shaving their heads by Emily Bennett were Aiden Kelly, Tyson Wilkinson, Max Pearce, Cody Astill (obscured) and Jed Reid (obscured). Photo: STEVE GOSCH 0623shave1

HERE WE GO: Nathan Neuenhaus (right) from Canobolas Rural Technology High School says he was inspired to raise funds to find a cure for Leukaemia after his grandfather managed to beat the disease. Lining up to join him in shaving their heads by Emily Bennett were Aiden Kelly, Tyson Wilkinson, Max Pearce, Cody Astill (obscured) and Jed Reid (obscured). Photo: STEVE GOSCH 0623shave1

SEVERAL students from Canobolas Rural Technology High School will spend the next few weeks feeling a little chilly.

The students had their heads shaved yesterday to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation and even managed to convince a couple of teachers to join them in their endeavours.

The head shave attracted the attention and support of the whole school, and was a credit to the students who came up with the idea, according to principal Chad Bliss.

“They raised $1500 yesterday, which I think is absolutely fantastic considering the kids came up with the idea and organised the whole event,” he said.

“It was great. They inspired the staff to become involved as well.”

Year 10 student Nathan Neuenhaus put the idea to his friends at school.

“My pop had Leukaemia but he’s managed to come through it alright,” he said.

“I have wanted to do this for a couple of years as a way of raising money in the hope there might be a cure found.”

Joining Nathan in the head shave were friends Max Pierce, Aiden Kelly, Tyson Wilkinson, Jed Reid and Cody Astill, along with teaching staff members Gabrielle Lindsay and Alison Padroth.

Ms Lindsay said she came along well equipped for yesterday’s head shave.

“I’ve got my beanie here in my hand. It will be pretty cold afterwards,” she said.

“I’ve never done anything like this before, but this is a very worthy cause and the school  is really getting behind it.”

The Year 10 students called their team the Fire Breathing Rubber Duckies.

Anyone wishing to add to the funds they’ve raised should visit the World’s Greatest Shave website www.worldsgreatest shave.com to sponsor the boys’ team.

Make sure you click on the team with Nathan Neuenhaus as the captain.

janice.harris@fairfaxmedia.com.au

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