Fifteen-year-old Hayden Gordon, of The Catlins Area School, made a sacrifice last week.
After his mother recovered from breast cancer twice he decided to cut off his locks to raise money for cancer treatment with Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand.
“I thought it was a good cause,” Hayden said.
He had a lot of hair to shave off, removing long locks that took more than a year to grow.
Hayden’s friends Casey Osbourne, Korban Craigie and Morgan Brown became involved in the effort, also stepping up to the plate to have their heads shaved. “We all needed a bit of a haircut,” Korban said. “And it’s supporting a good cause, so why not’’?