FOR A CAUSE: Scots PGC student Christopher McCosker raised more than $2000 in the Shave for a Cure fundraiser event and (INSET) with his papa, Alf Howard.
FOR A CAUSE: Scots PGC student Christopher McCosker raised more than $2000 in the Shave for a Cure fundraiser event and (INSET) with his papa, Alf Howard. Erin Smith

Christopher shaves it all off for his papa

"IT'S a bit short"- Christopher McCosker said as he ran his hands through his freshly shaved head.

The Scots PGC student volunteered to take part in the World's Greatest Shave after his papa, Alf Howard, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma cancer.

"It is a cancer in the blood cells and there is no cure for it," Christopher said.

"All they can do is slow it down. So I wanted to do this to raise some money so they can find a cure."

Christopher has been hard at work fundraising and through the online account and other fundraising events raised $1593.

On Thursday, to help out with Christopher's fundraising efforts, the students at Scots PGC held a casual day and raised a further $700 for the cause.

Christopher had his head shaved in front of the school assembly yesterday morning.

His teacher, school prefects and his friends all took turns shaving his head.

"I was a little nervous before but it is okay," Christopher said.

"It is much lighter now."

FOR A CAUSE: Talk’ N Heads hairdresser Kelsee Gillam cuts Brendan Hoffman’s hair as part of the World’s Greatest Shave event at Warwick State High School.
FOR A CAUSE: Talk’ N Heads hairdresser Kelsee Gillam cuts Brendan Hoffman’s hair as part of the World’s Greatest Shave event at Warwick State High School.

Short back? Sides? Oops

THERE will be a number of bald-headed students walking Warwick State High School for the next few weeks after the school's World Greatest Shave event.

It was the first time student Brendan Hoffman had taken part in the fundraising.

"I decided to take part this year because by grandpa was recently diagnosed with cancer," he said.

Brendan managed to raise $300 which will be used by the Leukaemia Foundation to find a cure for blood cancer.

The teen was the only student who wasn't nervous about his new look.

This year was the third time Year 11 student Jack Drewery had taken part in the fundraiser.

And despite the previous experience, his legs were shaking as the shaver went through his hair.

It was the first time Jack had opted to get the lowest possible cut on his hair.

"It is for a good cause," he said.

Warwick State High School Community Services student leader Hannah Holmes was behind the organisation of the fundraiser. She said the shave was just one part of the day.

"We sold coloured hair spray so people could colour their hair and we had a waxing session as well," she said. "We charged people $1 to come and watch the shave event."

The funds raised were yet to be totalled but Hannah said she hoped to raise more than $2000.

The World's Greatest Shave will be held outside BiLo from 8.30am today.



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