Brave students chop off locks for charity

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Two brave students from a Cornish secondary school have raised hundreds of pounds after getting their locks chopped off for charity.

Megan before the chop.

Megan before the chop.

Anna and Megan, from Pool Academy, have been fundraising with friends since the beginning of the spring term for Children’s Hospice South West.

After a successful bake sale, the pair wanted to continue the charity work so decided to take part in a sponsored haircut.

The event saw them raising around £200 for the hospice. They also collected up their discarded hair to send to Little Princess Trust for children’s wigs.

Sharon Bright, teacher at Pool Academy, said: “An ex-student from Pool Academy came in to school for the event and did an amazing job of cutting the girls’ hair.

Megan after the cut.

Megan after the cut.

“We were very fortunate to have local salon Korner Kutz, in Park Bottom, donate their time to cut and style the students’ hair.

“We would like to say a massive thank you to the owner Zoe Larkins for supporting the charity.

“We are still awaiting final figures but estimates suggest the girls have raised over £200.

Anna getting her hair cut.

Anna getting her hair cut.

“Well done.”

Children’s Hospice South West runs hospices in Somerset, Devon and Cornwall.

Little Princess Trust is a charity which gives real hair wigs to children and young people with hair loss.

Christiana Richardson