Six students from Mercury Bay Area School are all set to have their hair shaved to support vital funds for Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand. With less than two weeks to go the team have raised $5,700 towards their fundraising goal of $7,500. Read about what the students will be doing and how to support their fundraising efforts.
The Shave for a Cure event will take place at Mercury Bay Area School on the 1st October where students will have their locks cut or shorn to raise money for their teams joint fundraiser.
The student team members include Emma Jones, Elise Reader, Anna Wendy Mikkelsen, Linda-Rae Davies, Georgia Litherland and Louisa Murie.
We have decided to do this brave thing for a great cause. We are shaving our hair off to remember loved ones and support future cancer patients. We want to help find more effective treatments to save lives and make sure people with cancer get the support they need to get through.
– Shave for a Cure Student Team, Mercury Bay Area School
About Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand
Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand is a charity dedicated to supporting patients and their families with blood cancer or a related blood condition. Through fundraising the chariety supports core services including patient support programmes, research, information, awareness and advocacy.
Fundraising helps patients and families by providing:
- Information packs, education books, and disease-specific newsletters and DVDs
- Emergency assistance vouchers – to get to hospital treatments or for food
- A monkey in My Chair pack for children in long-term hospital treatment
- Contribution to the cost of support group meetings throughout NZ.
How to Donate to the Mercury Bay Area School Students Fundraiser
To make a donation to the 2021 Mercury Bay Area School student team and for more information go to their Shave For A Cure fundraising page.