Kolbe’s Greatest Shave

03 August 2023

Kolbe Catholic College recently took part in the World’s Greatest Shave to raise money for and send a message of hope to the 110,000 Aussie families currently facing blood cancer .

There was an amazing turnout, with a total of 41 students either cutting their hair and braving the shave, all making a big difference through their ‘selfless actions.’

As the Kolbe community gathered on Thursday and Friday of week eight at lunch to support the brave participants, they were joined by family, friends as well as many kind hairdressers that were willing to give up their time to help the students cut and shave their hair. Through sponsorships and fundraisers including a sausage sizzle, bake sale and a crazy sock day, Kolbe Catholic College raised just over $30,000 for the Leukemia foundation.

Reflecting on his participation in the shave, Year 12 student Zac said, ‘It was an amazing opportunity to try and raise money for cancer research. The support of my friends and family made me really feel like I was doing the right thing and playing my part in our Kolbe community. I can only hope my participation helped make a difference.’

Year 7 student, Kendra, who has experienced the effects of Cancer in her own family, was brave enough to shave all her hair off in support, saying:

‘It was such a heartwarming and rewarding experience for the Kolbe community to partake in an amazing event for such a great cause, knowing that we will have made a difference to the lives of those affected by blood cancer.’

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