De La Salle College Year 11 VCAL Students ‘Shave Dave’

'shave dave' fundraising event. year 11 VCAL students at De La Salle college.

As part of the Year 11 and 12 VCAL Social Justice Project, Year 11 VCAL students at De La Salle College, Malvern developed a fundraising event that would raise funds for Breast Cancer Network Australia.

On Thursday 19 May, a large group of Kinnoull and some lucky Tiverton students gathered to witness VCAL Assistant, Dave Murray, shave off his iconic moustache and beard.

The event was in honour of Dave’s wife’s battle 7 years ago and anyone who has suffered or is suffering from Breast Cancer. The aim was to raise awareness and funds for the Breast Cancer Network Australia.

Students described the event as “Pink ribbons adorned the pillars outside the reception area and there were pink balloons as far as the eye could see. The atmosphere was electric, and the energy of the crowd was supportive and loving.”

All VCAL students’ names were put into a hat for the opportunity to be in charge of the shave. Much to Dave’s relief, Year 11 student Tali Bernardi, was chosen and did a fantastic job of carefully shaving off Dave’s beard. A huge roar from the crowd was heard as the final whisker was taken off.

Over $4700 has been raised so far from proceeds of the raffle, food and drink sales on the day and from the generous donations of staff, students, families and friends. Dave and the VCAL student body are extremely grateful for all the fantastic support received.

The Year 11 VCAL students send a huge thank you to the Director Learning & Development ‑ Professional Learning, Jodie McLaren, for all the work she put into the smooth running of the event.

57 people are diagnosed with Breast Cancer each day in Australia and each of us sadly know someone who is or has been affected by this disease. Dave has shown compassion, courage and commitment and as students we have found this inspiring. We commend him for his actions and hope we have helped educate the College community on the support needed for those suffering from this disease.

Year 11 VCAL students, De La Salle College, Malvern



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