Congratulations to Hills Grammar Year 12 students! Exceeding their $20 000 goal by a huge $14 000 for the Leukaemia Foundation.
This is the 15th year that Year 12 has been raising funds for cancer research and this year, all records were broken as they became the 2ndhighest fundraising school in NSW and 5th in the nation.
School Captain Will Sampson commented, “The atmosphere around Hills Grammar in the days leading up to the event was fantastic and the ability of our grade to generate awareness and drive for the cause was crucial to our success. We finished with a strong result that exceeded all our expectations.” An extra impetus to do the very best they could for blood cancer research, was the sad loss of their classmate, Adam Sheen, to leukaemia eight years ago when they were in Year 4.
His mum, Danielle, was there to thank and support Adam’s cohort as their locks dropped for the World’s Greatest Shave. Over 60 students and staff lined up for L’Yvonne’s hairdressers to shave heads and lop ponytails. The girls had been growing their hair for years for this moment. “Our hair can be used for wigs (which I was able to donate enough (35cm) to make a child’s wig) and to create oil ‘booms’ to protect places like the Great Barrier Reef from oil spills”.
Major Year 12 fundraiser, Talja Coleman explained, “The morning of the shave was full of excitement and having the Today Show there live was an amazing experience and made our contribution feel more noticed by society, hopefully gaining more awareness for this terrible disease which claims more people than breast cancer does per year.”
The gauntlet has well and truly been cast for the Class of 2019 as we raise those much needed research funds.