Maddi shaves to raise

Maddi shaves to raise

Congratulations to Year 12 student Maddison Landon who raised over $13,000 for Ronald McDonald House through a rigorous fundraising campaign that culminated in the shaving of her head last week.

Maddi raised money for seven weeks, appearing on radio, collecting at local businesses and the Hyperdome, and through the support of her family, classmates, and teachers, who helped her in their own personal time.

The money will go towards Ronald McDonald House, which helps seriously ill children and their families by providing them a 'home away from home' along with the support of experienced House Managers, volunteers, and other families in a similar situation.

"I chose Ronald McDonald House because of the work they do for sick kids, who not only suffer from cancer but also from other illnesses," she said.

"I wanted to do this because my grandmother passed away due to cancer five years ago and since then I've been looking for a way to support people suffering with the disease.

"I would like to thank everyone who supported me, through donations, spreading the word, and moral support. The response from the community was overwhelming."

She shaved her head in front of a large and supportive crowd at the HQ of Synergy Self-Defence and Fitness in Hume last Friday night, and will donate her hair to a wigmaker in Melbourne, Louis Barnett and Sons, so they can turn it into a wig for cancer sufferers.

While Maddi's efforts were not part of the College's fundraising process, MacKillop congratulates Maddi on the success of her campaign.