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Cut and wax for Barnoldswick students’ charity drive
9:00am Monday 7th January 2013 in News
Sarah Crompton, a year 11 student at West Craven High Technology College, Barnoldswick, has short hair for the first time in her life.
In front of a large crowd, she had her long blonde tresses cut off to raise money for two good causes.
She decided to give her hair and half the £180.40 raised to The Little Princess Trust, which provides real-hair wigs free of charge to boys and girls across the UK and Ireland that have lost their own hair through cancer treatment.
“I feel a bit apprehensive, but mostly happy because I know that my hair will be made into a wig for a young child,” she said.
The remaining money will go to the prom committee, which is hoping to raise £500 for the special-care baby unit at Airedale Hospital and £500 for the end-of-year prom.
Also raising cash for the committee were year 11 boys Robbie Middleton, Joshua Armstrong, Brett Rumboll, Sam Wilkin, Joe Ackerman and Kyle Horn, who had their legs waxed.
“I am happy to have my legs waxed, but it hurts,” said Kyle.
Helping with the waxing were science teacher Helen Waddington and students Eleanor and Georgina Wheadon, Joe Stanfield, Sarah Amer, Tara Cullen, Ruby Haworth, Beth Wiggins, Melissa Bradley, Chloe Standen, Kiera Wilson and Chloe Bickerdyke, Meanwhile Bethany Hawkins, Jordan Collins, Adele Duffin, Jessica Wales and Elspeth Adams ran a tombola stall and raffle and youngsters packed bags at the town’s Co-op store.
Future fundraising events include a bake sale, car washing, bag packing at ASDA and a Battle of the Bands evening.