They may just be a small school located in a quiet valley in Yarramalong, but the 28 students at Darkinjung Barker were excited and determined in their fundraising efforts to support the Leukaemia Foundation’s World Greatest Shave, raising over $4000.
On Friday 17 March Darkinjung Barker was a sea of colour as the students supported this important cause with a crazy hair day. At lunchtime, CEO of Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council, Sean Gordon, Campus Co-ordinator Jamie Shackleton and classroom teacher, Tom Spencer, shaved their heads for a good cause.
Head of Barker Junior School, Martin Lubrano said, “This was a wonderful cause to throw our support behind. It gave us a chance to raise money for the continued research into helping us beat blood cancer. Our school is proud to stand behind and support World’s Greatest Shave.”
Mr Sean Gordon, CEO of Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council, said, “every day almost 35 Australians are given the devastating news that they have a form of blood cancer and it can affect anyone, at any time. I’m very proud of the staff and students at Darkinjung Barker and their commitment to raising funds for such a good cause.”