Close shave for school principal

THE students at Uki Public School erupted into a chant of “moustache, moustache, moustache” as principal Les Daley lost his mo.

Mr Daley had been growing the impressive facial hair since he was 17 years old, but decided to shave it off for a hefty fee - $1300.

“I feel very bare,” he said. “But it was all for a good cause; that's what it's all about.”

Mr Daley also had his head shaved, along with three players from the Titans National Youth Competition, Luke Dumas, Anthony Flores, and Kurt Foggo.

“The boys had come out a couple of weeks earlier for drills and training with the kids and decided to get involved with the cause,” Mr Daley said.

A last-minute $100 donation from Titans sponsors BCU saw the team's development officer Darren Robb also go under the razor.

Overall $1300 was raised for the Leukaemia Foundation.

“The majority of this was from students,” Mr Daley said.

“A few of the local shops threw in donations also.”

Mr Daley said the kids thoroughly enjoyed the event.

“The kids were really supportive and understood there are people in need.

“We followed it up with a disco that night.

“Some kids still had their wild hairstyles and colourful wigs.”

Mr Daley, previously principal at Dungay Public School, has been at the school since the sudden death in January of former principal Garry Bradham.

“Garry started the World's Greatest Shave at the school and we didn't want it to stop," Mr Daley said.

Angela Keenan from Curl Up and Dye in Uki volunteered her morning to do the shaves.

And as for Mr Daley's ill-fated mo: “It will definitely be coming back.”

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