Two brave year 10 students at York District High School had their heads shaved in front of fellow students as part of 'World's Greatest Shave' to raise funds for leukaemia research.

Tristan Sing and Morgan Ashworth had their hair removed during the lunch break on March 14 with their classmates and members of their families watching on. Deputy principal, Adrian Lister, operated the clippers to remove Tristan's hair while a second deputy, Mike Mount-Bryson, gave Morgan his haircut.

Tristan said he was inspired to take part in the fundraiser by his dad who had his head shaved for the cause last year. "I was born with cerebral palsy but my disability does not affect my health. "I will live a long life, unlike many children who have leukaemia," he said.

"I thought  taking part in the World's Greatest Shave was a chance for me to do something really positive and to raise funds for the Leukaemia Foundation," Tristan said.

York and Districts Community Bank made a small donation to Tristan's fundraising effort in recognition of him being named the 1,000th person to have an account opened at the branch a year or two after it opened.

Both students received donations from their friends, families and the community. All the money expected to be in excess of $2,000 will be passed on to the Leukaemia Foundation. Anyone wishing to help can do so by contacting Tammy on 9641 2633 for further details.  Donations must be in by April 30.

ABOVE: Tristan Sing with his mother, Tammy and YDHS deputy principal Adrian Lister after his fundraising 'shave'.