BIG SMILES: Spike Kidd and his mother Tanya Kidd are excited for the shave for a cure.
BIG SMILES: Spike Kidd and his mother Tanya Kidd are excited for the shave for a cure. Jessica Schremmer

Courageous Chinchilla boy shaves head for a cure

STUDENT crowds cheered for Year 5 student Spike Kidd at Chinchilla's State School hall when the moment came and he shaved his head for a cure.

It started off with a small idea from Spike wanting to shave his head for a cure and donate money that then developed into a crazy hair and pyjama day, where Spike's mother Tanya Kidd would shave his head in front of the school audience.

Chinchilla State School Year 6 Teacher Celeste Lee said Spike had a lot of motivation and persistence and turned a small idea into a big outcome.

"Spike is an inspiration to his classmates,” she said.

The Year 6 Project Club girls Libby Zhacek, Rashmi Chandran, Amy Easterbrook, Tori Wilce, Josephine Trundle and Frances Mills helped Spike over the last weeks to organise the event and asked all the classes to bring non-perishable food to donate.

"We spent a couple of weeks organising it and it is great that today is the day,” the Project Club girls said.

The girls said they were most excited about all the students coming to watch Spike getting his hair shaved and donating all the money to a great cause.

Amy Easterbrook, Josephine Truntle, Celeste Lee, Tori Wilce, Rashmi Chandran, Frances Mills, Libby Zhacek  Shave for a cure Chinchilla State School Nov 2017
The project team: Amy Easterbrook, Josephine Trundle, Celeste Lee, Tori Wilce, Rashmi Chandran, Frances Mills, Libby Zhacek. Jessica Schremmer

All donations will go to Drought Angels and Jaymon Gaul's family will receive a food hamper.

All the other collected non-perishable food will be donated to Drought Angels.

Spike said he was growing his hair for the last year and the only option he could imagine to shave it off was for charity.

"I feel in the middle of excited and nervous about shaving my head,” he said.

Yet, when his mum started shaving his head in front of all the students in their crazy hair and pyjama outfits at the school's hall it made him feel very happy that everyone was supporting him.

Chinchilla News spoke to Spike after the shave and he was more than happy.

Spike said he felt a lot younger with short hair and it did feel a bit strange.

"It is totally weird,” he said.

Drought Angels operations manager Jennifer Gailey said it was great to see such a young boy with so much courage and spirit.

"He is still so young and has such great ideas.”

"What an awesome boy,” she said.