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Hair-oic fundraising achievement by Kingham Hill

Published Thursday 7th of July 2016 02:20:10 PM

Over the past school term pupils and staff at Kingham Hill School have been busy raising money, awareness and donating their hair to children’s cancer charity, Little Princess Trust. Octagon and Latin Teacher Helena Berkeley, Assistant Head Jessica Chapman and Year 8 pupils Amelia Jones and Rebekah Beasant all donated a minimum of eight inches of their hair to the Little Princess Trust, who make real hair wigs for children who have lost their hair through cancer treatment. In addition to donating for the wigs Amelia also raised an incredible £695 for the charity. Helena Berkeley commented on the donations and charity: "Life is so busy that often it can feel like we get through each day ticking things off our to-do lists and running around trying not to be late! And so we forget that we have so much to be thankful for! “I can't imagine what it must be like for little children, and indeed adults, who don't have hair - I felt that this was an opportunity to help someone in a very small way. I had to grow my hair for my wedding and knew that, at some point, it would need a cut. My sister had cut her hair for the Little Princess Trust recently and I think it is such a beautiful way of helping people. I wish more people knew about it: so much hair is wasted every day in hair dressers' salons. I hope that, somewhere, a little girl is able to feel loved and special from the donations."
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