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Year 5 Grammar Student shaves for a cure

Date: March 20, 2017    Posted by: Sophie Thompson

Courage, determination, inspiration and giving to others are the qualities of Sunshine Coast Grammar School student, Bella Morris, who shaved her hair for a cure to cancer.

In a very public two-hour event at Sunshine Plaza on March 18, Bella braved the clippers alongside teenagers and adults, as the only 10-year-old.

Bella is fundraising for the Leukaemia Foundation’s Worlds’ Greatest Shave in memory of her Grandmother, affectionately known as Mimma, who passed away in 2015 from Multiple Myeloma, a type of blood cancer. Blood cancer is the third most common cause of cancer deaths in Australia, claiming more lives than breast cancer or melanoma.

Bella, has created a fundraising page herself in support of her efforts to raise $20,000. To date she has raised more than $15,000 since she began fundraising in February this year. The Sunshine Coast Grammar School community have rallied behind Bella and her family in pursuit of donations by hosting “Crazy Hair Day”.

“Bella, is a true inspiration to her fellow students. Her decision to take part in this fundraising event so someone else may benefit is a wonderful example of how our Grammar community looks outward to others and helps in times of need. The Leukaemia Foundation is a wonderful charity of choice for Bella and we are incredibly proud of what she has achieved to date, and to those who have supported her,” said Mr Clegg, Head of Primary, Sunshine Coast Grammar School.

Bella’s hair was donated to the Variety Children’s Charity, to assist with their own fundraising efforts and it will be transformed into a wig for a child with no hair.

The Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave has been going for twenty-one years. For more information on future events please visit: https://worldsgreatestshave.com/events

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