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Norfolk pupil’s cancer charity head shave

A brave South Norfolk pupil has had all of her hair shaved off in front of the entire Archbishop Sancroft High School in Harleston as part of their end-of-year assembly.

holly-brave-the-shaveHolly Welfare, aged 13, who is currently in year 8 at the South Norfolk school, and also attends St Andrew's Church in Scole, decided to take part in the Macmillan Cancer Support appeal Brave the Shave challenge on July 21 in memory of her Grandmother who suffered from cancer and passed away last year. 

Not only will Holly be raising money for the appeal, but she had her long hair cut which will be donated to the Little Princess Trust - a charity that makes wigs for young people who have lost their own hair to cancer treatment.

Speaking on behalf of the school, deputy headteacher, Robert Connelly said "We are all extremely proud of Holly and her desire to make a difference. She has shown consideration for others, and the school, by asking to do this at the end of year so that she has the summer to grow her hair so as not to break the school's policy on extreme haircuts. We fully support our students in charity projects as it shows they are recognising the impact they can have on other people's lives and see life outside of school."

holly-brave-the-shave-afterHolly's fund-raising target was £100, but in the last nine days she has more than surpassed that target, so far reaching over £1500. This support has come from friends, family, staff at the school and the wider community.

The pictures show Holly before and after her hair cut, and you can support her fund-raising by donating through her Macmillan donations page here and more pictures can be seen on the Diocese of Norwich web site.

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