ST Joseph’s, Nudgee College students have shaved their locks and raised more than $10,000 for the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave.
The students promoted their efforts to family and friends via social media and word of mouth, as well as promoting it around the college in daily notices, via bill boarded posters and presented to the community on full school assembly.
“This year, we had 26 students register to raise funds online, and commit to shaving their heads to stand in solidarity with persons suffering from blood cancer,” Fogarty House dean Ken Adams.
“Each of the nine college House’s, support a charity organisation, by raising funds at various events throughout the year.
“Fogarty House has the privilege of supporting the Leukaemia Foundation as our House charity.
“Therefore each year, we organise, promote and participate in the World’s Greatest Shave, whereby students (and in previous years, staff) raise monies and awareness to help combat blood cancer.”
Mr Adams said the money raised would help families facing blood cancer, assisting in the emotional and practical support they need.
“The money also funds vital research that will help more people survive blood cancers like lymphoma, leukaemia and myeloma, while improving their quality of life,” Mr Adams said.
Nudgee College continually challenges its students to live out their school motto Signum Fidei (Sign of Faith), he said.
“An essential part of striving to be a sign of faith, is to be ‘men of action’,” Mr Adams said.
“Working to ensure that students are involved in charity events like this, enables our boys to live this motto through small, achievable tasks that (when united and collated as a school), demonstrate their strength.
“Empowering our young men to make a positive difference through their daily actions.”