FAMILY FIRST: Kyiesha Bennett, 3, adores her grandmother Sue Archer who is organising the head shave at Nanango State School.
FAMILY FIRST: Kyiesha Bennett, 3, adores her grandmother Sue Archer who is organising the head shave at Nanango State School. Laura Blackmore

Upcoming cancer head shave has snowball effect at school

SHAVING all of your hair off in the middle of winter would deter most people, but a local woman is doing just that for an even greater cause.

After moving to Nanango just six months ago from Deception Bay, Sue Archer volunteers for the National Breast Cancer foundation and wanted to do something more to support the organisation.

This worthy cause is very close to Mrs Archer's heart as three generations of her family have been affected by cancer and have endured the challenges families face when presented with this disease.

Mrs Archer originally approached the P&C committee at Nanango State School, where one of her 27 grandchildren attends, and told them she wanted to shave her head to help raise funds for Breast Cancer Australia and see if anyone would want to join in with her.

"When I mentioned what I was doing, the school principal jumped up and said he would like to be part of it," Mrs Archer said.

The fundraiser will consist of two events - the first will be held at 2.15pm at the school assembly on Wednesday, July 31 and the Nanango State School Principal, Mr Andrew Cummings, will be getting his hair shaved off into a mohawk, much to the amusement of the children.

He'll wear that mohawk until the second event at the Fitzroy Hotel in Nanango between 7-7.30pm.

There Mrs Archer and Mr Cummings will have their whole heads shaved in front of a crowd.

Mrs Archer's husband is also dying his hair and beard pink and her grandchild Christopher Archer, 9, who attends the school will come away from the evening with a head of blue hair.

People have been telling her that she's going to be so cold or that she's going to freeze, but Mrs Archer said she is confident her lack of hair isn't going to bother her and said she has at least four beanies to keep her head warm.

Rallying support from around the community, Ebony from Hairdo4U will have the duty of shaving the principal's head.

They are hoping to have a number of prizes for their raffle on the night to raise some extra funds which will go towards the cause.

Through organising the fundraiser Mrs Archer has been able to connect with new people in the community who also want to support her in the fight against cancer.

For more information about the fundraiser, contact Sue Archer on 0447759198 or suearcher83@gmail.com

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