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High School raise £1000 for Alopecia UK

10th December 2012

‘Mad Hair’ Day!


A fantastic ‘Well done’ to all staff and students who recently took part in a ‘Mad Hair Day’ to raise money for Alopecia UK. The fund raising idea came about following an inspiring whole school assembly where students learnt about Alopecia and the personal story of Holly, who is a Year 10 student. Supported by her friend Emily, Holly told how she has had alopecia for six years and about the unsuccessful treatments she has had. Although she has a wig, Holly chooses not to wear it and she proudly told us that the amount of hair she has does not change the person she is. Holly recognised the support she has had from our school and her friends, in particular Emily, who have never made her feel uncomfortable about her condition.

The whole school gave her a resounding round of applause for her truly inspiring words. Mr Millington, who led the assembly told us about Alopecia UK, a charity which supports people with this condition and the idea for ‘Mad Hair Day’ was born!

Students and staff donated for the privilege of accessorising their hair or wearing a wig throughout the day. Mrs White got the prize for the most wig changes! A huge well done go to Adam and Jordan, who raised money with a sponsored silence.

The final mention however must go to Emily who did a sponsored hair cut and lost over 12 inches of her lovely, long hair. What a great friend she is! A big thank you goes to Barbara, the hairdresser, who came in and cut Emily’s hair for free.

The fund raising target was set at £500, and although we haven’t quite got the final total yet it looks like we will have raised closer to £800 when all sponsor money is collected. 

Many thanks to all who took part.  

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