On Wednesday 13th April, 14 learners and one staff member shaved their heads as the final act of our Shave for a Cure campaign. Our focus has been on thinking about those who go through the experience and realities of leukaemia and blood cancer in Aotearoa. In our conversation with Shave for a Cure they discussed the counselling and financial support they provide to Whānau going through such a traumatic experience. Our Garin team has discussed with each other what this event means for us individually and why we are doing this. 

We aimed to live our Scripture of James 2:18 “show your faith through your actions” and in support of our College theme “Let your tree grow”.

Learners and staff shared their reasons and here they are:

To support people who are affected by cancer and to give them a better chance in their fight, as well as to help their family and friends during the hard time they are going through  and to raise money for a good cause.  

I am inspired by my lovely, kind and courageous Mum, and I want to unite with these awesome students to raise awareness and fight the good fight. You rock!

To help people in need , to raise money for a good cause and to honour my auntie who survived cancer

To raise awareness and money for those struggling with cancer, especially those I’ve met in my journey.

You can read more about our journey click here