Three shave their heads for cancer and raise $1.5k
ALL up a fundraiser at Nanango State School, kick-started by local Sue Archer, has managed to raise over $1500 for Cancer.
Nanango State School Principal Andrew Cummings has braved all and gone bald all in the name of raising awareness for cancer.
"I certainly feel a bit different,” he said.
"But it's worth it. For a worthy a cause.
"This wouldn't have happened if Sue hadn't come to us with the idea though.”
Mrs Archer has been living in Nanango for the past six months, and volunteers for the National Breast Cancer foundation.
This is an issue close to her heart, as three generations of her family have been affected by cancer.
She approached the P&C committee at Nanango State School, where one of her 27 grandchildren attends, and told them she wanted to shave her head to help raise funds.
Mr Cummings jumped on board straight away, and said he also had a family history of breast cancer.
On Thursday, July 31 after 7pm, Mrs Archer and her husband joined Mr Cummings on stage to have their heads shaved.
Mr Cummings said it was an exhilarating moment.
"All up between all of us we have raised over $1500,” he said.
"The whole thing became an auction.
"We had people bid money to come up and actually shave our heads on the night.”
Mr Cummings had $170 bid by two men who then shaved his head.
"The first guy was winning with $70,” he said.
"Then another bloke said I'll pay $100 to shave the left side of his head.
"So one guy shaved one half of my head, and the other shave the other half.”
Mr Cummings said he was just blown away by how the entire community got around their initiative.
"It was great seeing so many people come around to the pub,” he said.
"Especially coming together to raise money for such an important issue.”