CUT AND DRY: Maclean High School students Kaisha Bender and Zara Tabor will take part in the World's Greatest Shave fundraising event next month. INSET: Erica Wright and Isabella Dobbin will host a garden tea party this weekend to raise money for cancer research.
CUT AND DRY: Maclean High School students Kaisha Bender and Zara Tabor will take part in the World's Greatest Shave fundraising event next month. INSET: Erica Wright and Isabella Dobbin will host a garden tea party this weekend to raise money for cancer research. Adam Hourigan

Brave-hearted Maclean High girls to shave hair

A QUARTET of Maclean High School students will lose their luscious locks next month when they brave the shave to raise money as part of the World's Greatest Shave.

Erica Wright and Isabella Dobbin are among those who will take part in the fundraising event but they enjoyed a more refined function this weekend with a garden party in a bid to raise money for cancer research before having their tresses trimmed on March 11.

"We wanted something nice that people could come to so we've been collecting stuff from the op shops for about six months," Erica said.

 

Erica Wright and Isabella Dobbin hosted a garden tea party last weekend to raise money for cancer research.
Erica Wright and Isabella Dobbin hosted a garden tea party last weekend to raise money for cancer research.

Erica and Isabella are hoping to at least raise $1000 each for cancer research when they face the clippers at Maclean High School.

Fellow students Kaisha Bender and Zara Tabor chose to participate in the annual fundraiser in honour of a friend.

"One of my childhood friends had leukaemia and I thought it'd be something good to raise money for," Zara said.

"My cousin shaved her head last year, and then I talked to Kaisha about it at school and decided to do it."

And there's no holding back with the long-haired pair set to get a No.2 clipper job at the Bottom Pub on March 12.

"There'll be raffles on the night as well as entertainment," Zara said.

"And the hair will go towards making wigs."

And while the hair may fly, all four gave the same response when asked how they felt about losing their mane: "It'll grow back".

"It'll be cold, and we might get sunburnt as well," Zara said.

"But it's a small price to pay to help."



A day on the greens for Yamba's food lovers

premium_icon A day on the greens for Yamba's food lovers

Crowds come out for a good day, big feed

Mould disease discovered in Valley health centre

Mould disease discovered in Valley health centre

Community health staff complain of mould at work causing illnesses

SAFETY ALERT: Pet owners warned of side-effects

SAFETY ALERT: Pet owners warned of side-effects

Flea, tick prevention not what pet owners were expecting

Local Partners