On Friday 18th March, students from Girton Grammar Junior School shaved their heads to raise money and awareness for the Leukemia Foundation, with one student donating her long hair for a wig.
Head of Girton Grammar Junior School, Mr Don Thompson, said that the school has a long history of raising money and awareness through the World’s Greatest Shave event.
“Both our Senior and Junior School students and staff have supported this event for eleven years.
“The Junior School alone raised over $10,000 for the Leukemia Foundation last year.
“It is really quite moving to watch young children pledging their commitment to supporting Leukemia research in this very personal way.
“Their understanding of the problem being so much bigger than themselves is profound for such young people.
“The school also has a link to this particular cause through one of our past students, Tom Keech, who is currently doing his PhD on Leukemia,” Mr Thompson said.
Jools for Jim hairdressing donated time and provided hairdressers for this event.