Hair-Raising Donation!

Sarah with Karys before, during and after the charity hair cut at Healing School.

Her long flowing locks may have gone but Sarah Plant found the strength to lose them for a good cause.

The science  teacher who is also the Careers and Enterprise co-ordinator at Healing School had 45cm of her hair cut off to benefit the Little Princess Trust charity.

The task to cut it off fell to Year 10 pupil Karys Aisthorpe, who recently completed two weeks work experience at Toni and Guy.

She did so in front of the Year 10 assembly.

Mrs Plant said: "I was very nervous beforehand because I've not had short hair since I was probably five."

Karys did an excellent job under a lot of pressure, watched by her peers. "I miss my long hair but I'm getting used to my new look and it's not taking me anywhere near as long to wash it!"

The Little Princess Trust provides real hair wigs free to children who have lost their hair through cancer treatment or other medical reasons such as alopecia.

"They are able to make two wigs from my hair due to the thickness. With sponsorship money, these wigs will cost the charity absolutely nothing," said Mrs Plant.

"The cost to the charity to purchase and create one wig is on average £350 and that was the target I'd set myself to raise. However, I am delighted to have raised almost double this target with sponsorships still coming in."

Principal Mr Knapton praised Mrs Plant's donation.

"It was a brave thing to do for a terrific cause," he said. "Well done to Karys too, for agreeing to cut Mrs Plants hair."

Healing School - Thursday 23rd July 2015

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