BUZZ: Gayndah Gladiators captain Zac Dann and Kirsty Taylor, who is fundraising for the World's Greatest Shave.
BUZZ: Gayndah Gladiators captain Zac Dann and Kirsty Taylor, who is fundraising for the World's Greatest Shave. Alex Treacy

Who wants to shave a Gladiator?

IF THERE'S one thing you can say about footballers, it's that they love their hair.

This is one of the reasons there is a real buzz around town over news Gayndah Gladiators players have agreed to lose their locks or, in the case of players (such as your journalist) lacking in that department, colour it green for the Leukaemia Foundation fundraiser World's Greatest Shave.

The initiative is being spearheaded by Burnett State College Year 12 student Kirsty Taylor, who is passionate about the cause even though she doesn't have any personal connection to it.

"It's just something I can do for nothing that helps people,” she said.

The idea came about from a conversation at school.

"One of the boys said he wanted to shave his head, another said he would do it if the other boy did it, and I thought, 'Hang on a second, let's all do it and raise money',” Ms Taylor said.

Around 15 BSC students are on board and Gayndah State School and St Joseph's Catholic Primary School are also chipping in with free-dress or crazy-hair days.

Ms Taylor's team, the Brave Shavers, have already raised $2,779.63 at the time of publication.

The key event is tomorrow, with the Gladiator auction at 7pm at the Grand Hotel, where you can bid for the rights to shave a player.

Then at 9am Saturday morning on the Court House lawn, the shave begins.

You can donate directly to Ms Taylor's campaign via this link.


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