Issue 2
Monday, 26 March 2018
Charles Darwin University
E-news
Student Ambassadors Dewmi Imaduwa (left), Chithra Ashok and Amel Safi colour Madeline Ingrames’ hair. Photo: Julianne Osborne
Student Ambassadors Dewmi Imaduwa (left), Chithra Ashok and Amel Safi colour Madeline Ingrames’ hair. Photo: Julianne Osborne

Leukaemia fund-razor a success

By Ellie Turner

Clippers were abuzz for the World’s Greatest Shave at Casuarina campus, which saw students raise more than $1800 for the Leukaemia Foundation.

Hairdressing students sharpened their skills on those who were game for a shave at the annual event, while Student Ambassadors brightened heads with coloured hairspray. 

Engineering student Fletcher Luders, who raised $170 from the crowd to lose his locks and  eyebrows, said it was the first time he had been so bald.

“I hadn’t been consciously growing my hair, I just hadn’t cut it,” he said.

“I had considered doing this for about five years and finally mustered the courage – my hair was ridiculously long.”

Student Ambassador Joyce Yeum, who is studying a Bachelor of Business, said about 150 people were involved in the hair-scapades and bake sale that was icing on the cake for the donation boxes.

“It was a really fun day,” she said. “The shave event, along with the Student Association Clubs Carnival, gave the campus a great atmosphere.”