Shaving at School | Shave for a Cure

Shaving at School

Shaving at school is a great opportunity to build leadership and teamwork skills by doing some hands-on fundraising, while having a lot of fun in the process. You can sign up anytime!

Secondary schools

Shave for a Cure is Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand’s biggest fundraising event. For fifteen years, hundreds of secondary schools, students and teachers around the country have taken up the challenge to Shave their hair and raise funds for the six Kiwis diagnosed with a blood cancer every day.

Leukaemia is the most prevalent childhood cancer and lymphoma is one of the most common cancers amongst 15 to 24 year olds. It’s likely that you might know someone living with one of these diseases and shaving shows solidarity with those going through treatment.

The money raised helps us continue to grow our services which provide practical support, information, and education for families living with these diseases.

Sign up online to register your Shave event and start fundraising.

Primary schools and preschools

A Crazy Hair Day is a great way for younger students to get involved with Shave for a Cure and raise money for Kiwis living with blood cancer. They can get as creative as they like— wacky styles, funky colours, silly clips, scrunchies or headbands are all great ideas! Check out our fundraising tips for Primary Schools to get some ideas.

Sign up online to register your Crazy Hair Day and start fundraising.

Some awesome Crazy Hair Day photos from Makarewa School in Southland and Tawhiti School in Hawera!


Need help planning your school Shave event?

Our fundraising team is here to help you in any way we can! Check out our Resources page for a range of posters, fundraising ideas and more to help plan and promote your Shave or Crazy Hair Day event.

If you have any questions about shaving at school, please give us a call on 0800 15 10 15 or email