More than $25,000 was raised for leukaemia research as
Dunedin residents parted with their hair and their cash this
Dozens of people in Dunedin had their hair shaved for
Leukemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand's Shave for a Cure
Otago Boys' High School raised more than $12,000 and 42
pupils, seven staff and six hostel managers had their heads
shaved at the school on Wednesday.
At Otago Girls' High School yesterday nine pupils and teacher
Belinda Leckie had their heads shaved for the cause.
Ms Leckie arrived at the school to part with her locks
despite a broken ankle as the occasion was ''too important to
Organiser and pupil Calla Knudson-Hollebon (17) said the
school had raised more than $7000 for the charity.
''It's overwhelming. It's incredible the support we have
received,'' Calla said.
''It's given us so much drive and motivation.''
She was nervous ahead of the shave and felt her new look
would be ''very exposing''.
As the clippers went to work some laughed and others cried as
their hair fell around their faces.
After having her head shaved pupil Georgia Ryder (17)
described the experience as ''scary''.
Her heart was still pounding, but she felt ''good that I have
About $850,000 had been raised throughout New Zealand as at
Otago Boys' High School: About $12,000.
Otago Girls' High School: More than $7000.
University of Otago department of pathology: More than
Farmers Trading Company: About $2500.
Taieri College: More than $1500.