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2000 reasons to smile

$2000 raised for the fight against leukemia

Wee Waa Public School students Toby Galagher and Brody Slee proudly show off their brand-new hairstyles on Friday after taking part in the World’s Greatest Shave for leukemia research, a cause for which they raised about $2000. With them are Toby’s mum Rhonda Galagher and Brody’s parents Brendon and Raylene Slee.

Brody Slee and Toby Galagher might only be 11 years old, but they certainly know a good cause when they see one - and that was well and truly proven on Friday.

The Year 5 students at Wee Waa Public School both had their hair shaved after assembly, and research into leukemia was better off as a result.

Brody and Toby were taking part in the annual World’s Greatest Shave - and they have raised $2000 for the fight against leukemia, again showing Wee Waa’s generosity when it comes to a good cause.

Brody, the son of Brendon and Raylene Slee, said he was inspired to get involved because both his grandfathers had battled cancer.

“I wanted to find a treatment so it can be cured,” he said.

Toby, the son of Rhonda and Russell Galagher, said he just decided to get on board with his friend.