Carmel College students get the chop to help women suffering from breast cancer


Brisbane Catholic Education (BCE) students from Carmel College Thornlands have chopped off their precious locks, raising a whopping $23,000 for Mater Chicks in Pink supporting local women suffering from breast cancer. 

Carmel College Principal Stephen Adair described seeing his Year 12 students living out Catholic social responsibility as “a proud moment.”  
“This year we had 41 Year 12 students and one teacher cut their hair to help raise funds for the Mater Chicks in Pink,” he said. 
“I am incredibly proud of our Year 12 students, who despite being only weeks away from graduation, showed such bravery, living out Catholic social responsibility in all they do. 
“It truly is heart-warming to see our students go above and beyond for others.  
“I know this group of Year 12 students have a very bright future ahead, one which includes living our Catholic values even once they leave these school gates. 
“I would also like to say a huge thank you to the hairdressers that gave us their time and expertise to make this fundraiser a possibility.” 
All hair has been donated to a sustainable salon who will use the hair to make wigs for people who have medically induced hair loss. 

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