STUDENTS at Ballarat High School docked their locks yesterday, volunteering to shave their head to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation.
The annual Shave for a Cure event was expected to raise more than $10,000, with 20 students and two staff members taking part.
One student who took the plunge was Cobie Davies, who had been growing her hair for 18 years.
The year 12 student said she was extremely nervous about losing her blonde locks but said it was something she had planned for months.
With a grandparent who had been affected by cancer, she raised $740 throughout the year before getting a number two shave.
“I was nervous anxious, excited, everything,” she said. “I felt it was something I had to do though.”
The fundraising event for the senior leadership group at the school continues to grow each year.
Teacher Phoebe Hall said students had always taken an extremely positive approach to the event.
“It’s something they can do that always puts them in other peoples shoes I suppose, while raising the money of course,” she said.