Students shaved and sprayed in charity drive

19 February 2008 | Story by Chris McEvoy

Raising money for CANSA. From left to right, Scott Havemann, Kath Fennemore going for a number 1 and Murray Beaumont

Students at Kopano Residence lined up to have their heads shaven and spray-painted to raise funds for cancer research on Friday, 15 February.

The Shavathon, organised by the Kopano house committee, charged students R20 to have their heads shaved and spray painted. All funds were donated to the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA).

Students were unfazed at the prospect of spending the next few months with a head-full of stubble. "It's for charity and it will grow back," quipped second-year physiotherapy student Kath Fennemore, pictured left with all her hair, and above.

All eight members of the Kopano house committee had their head shaved and painted, and scores of students supported the charity drive. "It costs about R50 for a shave at a barber's shop," said house committee member Scott Havemann, "so this is a bargain."

All gone: Kopano residence held a Shavathon to raise money for cancer research. The barber is Lebogang Molwantoa and Isaac Koimburi is the victim

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