BALLARAT High school student Will Nicholls took centre stage yesterday when more than 10 people took part in a lunchtime Shave for a Cure event.
Will said goodbye to his mane, which had not seen a pair of scissors for many years.
“It’s been about 15 years. I think I was around two when I last had my hair cut,” Will said.
Feeling a little bit overwhelmed by his experience, Will still managed a smile, admitting that his head was a little cold and that a beanie was required.
Like most of the students taking part in yesterday’s event, Will was inspired by close family and friends who have died or been affected by cancer.
The Ballarat High School Shave for a Cure is a huge event and embraced by almost every student.
“It’s the main fundraiser for Ballarat High School. Every year it brings in the most money,” said the head of student leadership, Phoebe Hall.
“It’s the biggest event in that every student comes to it.”
For those students who were too tentative to shave their head, there was an alternative of waxing legs and stomachs or even dying hair.
Last year’s Shave for a Cure total was $15,000 and Ballarat High School hoped to better that figure this year.