Local Principal to have her head shaved for a cure

Point Clare Public School will host a radio breakfast show on Thursday, March 19, during which time a group of students and teachers will be taking part in The World’s Greatest Shave as Team Mitchell McNeill.

The event is to support the Leukaemia Foundation’s work, which provides practical and emotional support to people facing the challenge of blood cancer, as well as investing in vital research to fi nd better treatment and cures. 60,000 people are experiencing this in Australia right now, so Team Mitchell McNeill are asking for sponsorship to help them make a difference. The team members include Emma ConsolinoBouzaid, Isaac Lindley, Hayden Chung, Charlie Court, Floyd Jennians, Kate Norman, Kasm Al Robayi, Tyson McClinchie, Ms Cathy Conyers, Ms Leah McHugh, and team captain, Mitchell McNeill. Point Clare Public School acting principal Ms Jane Young has also joined the team. “I have agreed to have my head shaved on the day and would welcome donations,” she said. Ms McHugh is one of the many team members who have already exceeded their sponsorship goal, raising $2,020 thus far, and planning to donate her hair to Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths, who provide free wigs to support women with cancer. “Someone very close to me just fi nished radiotherapy,” she said. “They’re just at the beginning of treatment, and it’s already incredibly hard. “The treatments take a huge toll on the body, and at this point, the cancer isn’t even fully diagnosed and we don’t know what the next course of treatment will be. “Not knowing is almost harder than the treatment. “So I am doing this for a few reasons, but mainly in solidarity, so they don’t have to go bald alone.” Ms McHugh will also match the largest donation she receives. As a team, Point Clare Public School have also exceeded their sponsorship goal of $1,000, having raised $4,087 so far. The morning will also include a cooked breakfast by the P and C and both parents and students are invited to attend.

Newsletter, 10 Mar 2015
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