From left, Sienna Mossman, Claire Smith, Mia Nicolaai and Raffiel Cubacub (4), took part in the Leukaemia Foundation awareness drive at the Stepping Stones Child Care Centre.
From left, Sienna Mossman, Claire Smith, Mia Nicolaai and Raffiel Cubacub (4), took part in the Leukaemia Foundation awareness drive at the Stepping Stones Child Care Centre. Kerry Thomas

Crazy hair is all for a good cause

IF YOU spotted some crazy coloured hair and shaved heads yesterday, it was all for a good cause.

Schools and day care centres around Gladstone joined forces to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation.

Stepping Stones Child Care Centre raised about $230 for the foundation.

Centre director Heather Curran let her artistic talent fly when she coloured the children's hair.

“The kids had a great time and were proud to show off their hair when their parents came to pick them up,” she said.

The centre received a free Crazy Hair Day kit from the Leukaemia Foundation which included colour and glitter hair sprays.

Several students at Gladstone State High School went a step further and shaved their heads yesterday.

Student Casandra Cole said she was shaving her head as her uncle, who she was very close to, died two years ago from cancer.

Another student, Emily Crowther, also lost an uncle to cancer, which prompted her to shave off her blonde hair.

“Two years ago my Uncle Robert was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumour and died within six weeks of being told.”

Three students at the school fundraised before the Greatest Shave and combined raised nearly $1500. A free dress day raised almost $950.

Every hour, someone in Australia is diagnosed with leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma. Every two hours, someone dies from one of these blood cancers.



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