Ryan loses hair to raise $3000 for breast cancer

GLOUCESTER High year 10 student Ryan Yates has raised more than $3000 for breast cancer support and research.

A selfie taken by Ryan Yates of his shaved head and students from Gloucester High at the pink mufti day held at the school last Wednesday.

A selfie taken by Ryan Yates of his shaved head and students from Gloucester High at the pink mufti day held at the school last Wednesday.

Gloucester High student Ryan Yates raised $3000 for breast cancer research by shaving his head last Wednesday.

Gloucester High student Ryan Yates raised $3000 for breast cancer research by shaving his head last Wednesday.

Gloucester High student Ryan Yates raised $3000 for breast cancer research by shaving his head last Wednesday.

Gloucester High student Ryan Yates raised $3000 for breast cancer research by shaving his head last Wednesday.

Gloucester High student Ryan Yates raised $3000 for breast cancer research by shaving his head last Wednesday.

Gloucester High student Ryan Yates raised $3000 for breast cancer research by shaving his head last Wednesday.

Gloucester High student Ryan Yates raised $3000 for breast cancer research by shaving his head last Wednesday.

Gloucester High student Ryan Yates raised $3000 for breast cancer research by shaving his head last Wednesday.

Gloucester High student Ryan Yates raised $3000 for breast cancer research by shaving his head last Wednesday.

Gloucester High student Ryan Yates raised $3000 for breast cancer research by shaving his head last Wednesday.

Gloucester High student Ryan Yates raised $3000 for breast cancer research by shaving his head last Wednesday.

Gloucester High student Ryan Yates raised $3000 for breast cancer research by shaving his head last Wednesday.

Gloucester High student Ryan Yates raised $3000 for breast cancer research by shaving his head last Wednesday.

Gloucester High student Ryan Yates raised $3000 for breast cancer research by shaving his head last Wednesday.

Ryan had his head shaved by local hairdresser Nikki Durbidge at the school last Wednesday as the culmination of his fundraising efforts.

Fellow students joined in the fundraising efforts by holding a pink mufti day with gold coin donation.

Pink cakes and slices were also sold during the day while Darrel’s Gourmet Butchery and Avon Valley Meats donated several dozen snags for a sausage sizzle organised by the school SRC and head chef Anthony Hughes.

Students were entertained by live music from school bands Red Tape and Midnight Insomnia.  

Gloucester breast cancer support group volunteers Dianna Rosenbaum and Bev Green also attended.

It is the second time Ryan has held a head shave to raise money for breast cancer.

In 2012 he raised $2400.

For the past few weeks Ryan has been doing raffles on Friday nights at the Roundabout Inn.  

The Gloucester Cockies held a pink ladies night with proceeds going to the cause.   

Ryan also held a raffle with prizes donated by businesses including Vault on Queen, Yates Bros Timber, Gloucester Leading Appliances and the Roundabout Inn. 

“He was hoping to get $2000 so he’s exceeded his own expectations,” mum Karen said.

“My mother had breast cancer and three of Ryan’s cricket mates have all been touched by breast cancer in the past two years.”

All proceeds from the head shave and Gloucester High School mufti day will be donated to the Breast Cancer Network of Australia.

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