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Goodstart educators boldly embrace Shave for a Cure

Goodstart educators boldly embrace Shave for a Cure

Every year, Goodstart educators and staff proudly give their support to one of Australia’s biggest fundraising events – the World’s Greatest Shave.
It’s a popular event for many centres who are passionate about raising money and awareness in support of the Leukaemia Foundation.

This year is no different, with centres around the country committing to shave their heads, cut their hair or wear crazy hairstyles from 16-19 March. For most centres, it becomes a full day event where children also get to be part of the experience wearing funky, crazy coloured hairstyles for the day.
For the team at Goodstart Highfields, their fundraising efforts have already begun. Children and families will be getting behind kindergarten educator Georgia Godwin who has bravely agreed to shave her whole head and in hope of raising $500 for her efforts.
Once the centre reaches the initial fundraising goal of $500, another educator, Courtney Hohn, will also shave her head and if they raise $700, educator Amanda Allen will be cutting off her hair to a very short cut.
Kindergarten educator Georgia Godwin said this will be the second time she has braved the Shave for a Cure event and is drawing encouragement from her colleagues and the families in the community who are rallying behind her.
“It’s obviously a daunting prospect to lose all your hair, but I felt compelled to do something meaningful to support people who have suffered the devastating impact of Leukaemia and particularly those who have lost their hair in more traumatic circumstances,” Ms Godwin said.
“We are making this a fun and positive event in the centre and encouraging children to wear crazy hairstyles on our shave day. It’s a great way to raise awareness and help support those who lives are affected by Leukaemia or other forms of cancer.”
At Goodstart Bendigo, four brave educators are also taking part in the Shave for a Cure – they will all be shaving their heads for the cause and their team has already raised $850.
Congratulations to all the brave, inspiring and selfless educators and staff from Goodstart who are taking part and many thanks to all our families who are supporting our fundraising efforts.
For more information on the World’s Greatest Shave or to make a donation, please visit the official website.


Posted by Goodstart
09 March 2017

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