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Shaving for a great cause

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February 22, 2017

Almost gone: Cobram Specialist School's Matt Hicks will be shaving his beard off for the World's Greatest Shave.

One very hairy chin in Cobram will become a lot smoother thanks to the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave.

Matt Hicks of Cobram and District Specialist School will be losing his impressive beard for the cause, something the students at the school agree needs to happen.

‘‘I hurt my knee last year and without thinking about it during the recovery the beard just sort of appeared,’’ Mr Hicks said.

‘‘I haven’t had a shave since March 1 and the Greatest Shave isn’t until March 16 so it will be over 12 months of growth.’’

Mr Hicks’s students at Cobram and District Specialist School are supporting him to participate in the World’s Greatest Shave 2017 as a way of volunteering their time and effort for a great cause.

The students have looked at different ways to raise money and awareness of volunteering and contributing to the local and national communities as part of their studies this year.

‘‘Our class is planning on making and selling chin face biscuits here at school, auctioning off the job of shaving off my beard and holding a casual clothes day in term one,’’ he said.

Mr Hicks’s aim for money raised is $750.

Each March, more than 20000 Aussies help beat blood cancer by getting sponsored to shave or colour their hair during the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave.

Blood cancer is the third most common cause of cancer death in Australia, claiming more lives than breast cancer or melanoma.

Every day another 35 people will be diagnosed.

●To donate, go to: my.leukaemiafoundation.org.

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