EVEN though Year 11 Noosa District High student Lachlan Henbury is doing it tough battling cancer, he sure knows who his friends are.
They were up front on stage at the school hall on Tuesday all ready, willing and able to have a bad hair day from hell to raise hundreds of vital dollars for their mate.
And there were plenty of others who opted for weird hair colours in support as the hall filled with rows of students prepared to stuff the donation boxes that the student council passed around on this special free dress day, where it was okay to let your hair down - all the way to the floor to be swept away.
One of those who showed their bald sympathy for Lachlan was Tiana Ballard.
"Lachlan's been one of my closest friends since Grade 8. We organised a free dress day.
"I've raised funds with the help from my family by door knocking and going to all the businesses."
Under the guidance of professional hairdressers such as Mallorie Crang, students Ben Clarke, Jordan Botha and Jade Idien all had the kindest cut of all. Cooroy hairdressers from Salon Unique and Top Cuts donated their time and money to support the cause.
School captains Tremayne Gordon and Courtney Rodgers said Lachlan was pretty excited about the big shave and would like to be there for the day to join in.
"It's a really good turnout and students have made get-well cards for people to sign," Tremayne said.
"He's finding it pretty hard, but he's really happy with what his friends are doing and really grateful."
Last Monday students also donated money for their favourite songs to be played over loudspeakers at the athletics carnival.
All funds raised will go to the Henbury family, who are very grateful for the school and the Cooroy community's support.
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