Lopping it off for good cause

MORE than 100 students and teachers piled into the South Grafton High School hall to watch several of their classmates, and one of their teachers, shave their heads in aid of cancer research.

All it cost them was a gold coin donation at the door.

During the school’s lunch hour about 10 students, mainly boys, jumped up to get the chop, and countless students got their hair coloured.

Caitlin McInnis was one of the teenagers who got up on stage and allowed her hair to be clipped by a fellow student, which wasn’t an easy decision for the 17-year-old girl with hair almost to her waist.

“I haven’t looked at myself yet,” she said.

“And I don’t really want to. I am proud of it though and don’t regret doing it at all.”

Caitlin decided she would run the clippers through her hair about two months ago and has so far raised more than $600 for the Cancer Council of Australia, but will keep collecting donations until the end of March.



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