Cobar Public School has raised more than $700 for the Leukaemia Foundation with its own Shave for a Cure event last week.
Student Lilly-Rose Hunt and teacher Jo Sommerville both sacrificed their hair to raise funds, with students having a Wacky Hair Day on Friday to help raise funds.
Lilly-Rose kicked off the effort shaving her head two weeks ago with Mrs Sommerville volunteering to let Lilly-Rose do the honours of shaving her head if more than $500 was raised.
Mrs Sommerville had a personal motivation to take part, with her son diagnosed with leukaemia at the age of four.
He is now 28, and Mrs Sommerville said she knows firsthand the value of the Leukaemia Foundation, which is funded through events such as Shave for a Cure.
The school raised a total of $753.75 for last week’s event, so Mrs Sommerville lost her locks allowing one student from each class to cut off a piece each before Lilly-Rose completed the task. Keira Mackay from Brush Stop Salon also volunteered her services and equipment for the day.