This year, the Wheelers Hill Community provided a phenomenal level of support for the Leukaemia Foundation when we participated in the World's Greatest Shave for the second year in a row. The Student Voice group organised a free dress day for the last day of Term 1 as a fundraiser for this cause, with a number of lunchtime activities to help raise more money. A hot dog sale proved to be very popular - we thank Melbourne Food Distributors (MFD) for their generous donation of the hot dogs for our fundraiser, and to Ms Sharpe and Ms Richey for their assistance in helping the hot dog stall to operate smoothly. We also ran a braiding stall, with the assistance of one of our parents, Leeanne, who we thank for her time. Student Voice members helped to run these stalls during lunch, as well as running a hairspray stall and a face painting/photo booth opportunity. We also thank our year 10 and 11 student helpers who assisted with waxing legs!
We had many students who coloured their hair on the day - congratulations to all who participated! Special mentions go to those who raised money for colouring their hair - Shay Coxhead, Jordan Gwynne, Bailey Hopkins, Claire Inglis, Bianca Jorgic, Shanelle Langford, Jessica Saunders, Neve Sharry, Natalie Wills and Hannah Wright.
We also acknowledge the fundraising efforts of our team of leg waxers - Mr Arcaro, Thomas Bowley, Josh Richardson, Thomas Brown, Jared Cooke, Jack Thomson, Oskar Notaro, Tyler Oliver, Adam Redenbach and Lachlan Palmer.
A special shout out goes to our team of brave shavers - Liam Barnes, Zoe Hunt, Isayah Schellebeck, Ethan Smith, Yucheng Ma, Jordan Plant, Mitchell Wills, Harry Coles, Jack Steele, Kynan Wilkins, John Sharry, Mr Mat Bailey, Mr Nick Molan and Mr Ben Shepherd! We also thank our volunteers who gave up their time to come and do the shaving - student Jemma Frisina, parent Tanya Rendell and Jacinta Frisina, who took time from her own business of Jacinta Hairdressing and Make-up Artistry to help us in this cause.
We also acknowledge the fundraising efforts of PJ Petty and Logan McKenzie, who also shaved their heads for the Leukaemia Foundation, but at external events at different points in the year.
At the end of our fundraising deadline, which was the 31st of May, we had raised a grand total of $7354.69, which was even higher than last year! Thanks again to all staff, students, families and community members who supported this cause.
Student Leadership Coordinator