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Super Shavers raise money for Crisis

Published Friday 11th of January 2013 01:20:23 PM

Mark Arnett and Louis Grantham, pupils in Year 9 at St Benedict's School Ealing, have come up with an ingenious way of raising money for charity. On Wednesday 19th December, just after school finished for the Christmas holidays, they headed off to the Therapy hair salon in Ealing Broadway to have a number one Mohican haircut. With the help of family and friends who sponsored them, the pair have raised over £850 for Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people.
Mark said 'We heard about the great work that Crisis does at Christmas and we wanted to help by doing something extraordinary and memorable. I felt pretty nervous on the day of the shave but by the time I was in the barber's chair and the razor started trimming I thought 'Oh well, even if it doesn't look good we have raised loads for charity and had a good laugh!''
Louis said 'Well, I needed a trim so... why not do it in great style and make a massive difference, helping those right here in the capital that are less fortunate than ourselves.'
Event manager Ben Farmer (Year 9) commented: 'I am delighted that the lads shaved their heads for Crisis. The charity relies on the generosity of its supporters to provide the much needed funds to enable them to provide the support homeless people need in order to rebuild their lives and reintegrate into society.'
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