St George's raises $13,000 for leukemia

Latest News Thursday, 18 Apr 2024

This year's World's Greatest Shave fundraiser at St George's Anglican Grammar School raised even more than last year's record-breaking target.

On March 15, to the sounds of the official World's Greatest Shave playlist and in front of a packed lunchtime audience on Level 4, 13 students of all ages and three staff members donned a cape and gave generously to raise awareness of blood cancer and funds for the Leukemia Foundation of WA. 

Our school's Head of Pastoral Care - Student Wellbeing, Mr Thompson, was delighted to reveal that by the time the first pair of clippers came out, St George's had exceeded our $11,000 target (set after the success of last year), attracting $12,000 in online donations. And then even more donations, coupled with the gold coins donated through the whole school's participation in Crazy Hair Day, pushed the tally to $13,188.30

"Our fund-raising target of $11,000 was ambitious for a small school. However, it is a testament to this school that we finished with $13,188.30 to give to the Leukemia Foundation of WA,'' Mr Thompson said.

"Our students were brave and thrilled to shave their heads or lose their hair length for such a good cause. Well done to all the students involved and to Community Service Captain Audrey and the Guild for their pre-event organisation. And, thanks so much to each person who donated or sponsored a student.''

Here are some highlights in pictures: