GALLERY: Sir Harry Smith pupil Darcie, 13, raises more than £2,000 after getting head shaved in front of school

PUBLISHED: 10:56 23 October 2014 | UPDATED: 10:59 24 October 2014

Young Darcie Tegerdine had her head shaved for Cancer Research and Princess Trust at Sir Harry Smith College assembly. Hairdresser Jane Sperryn, Darcie Tegerdine and hairdresser assistant Alex Anthony,  Picture: Steve Williams.

Young Darcie Tegerdine had her head shaved for Cancer Research and Princess Trust at Sir Harry Smith College assembly. Hairdresser Jane Sperryn, Darcie Tegerdine and hairdresser assistant Alex Anthony, Picture: Steve Williams.

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A 13 year old Sir Harry Smith Community College pupil who had her head shaved in front of the whole school yesterday has raised more than £2,000 for two charities.

Darcie Tegerdine, of The Stables, Whittlesey, parted with her hair to raise funds for Cancer Research UK and The Little Princess Trust, which provides real-hair wigs to boys and girls that have lost their own hair through cancer treatment.

Darcie said: “I decided to shave my hair off and donate it to the Little Princess Trust for them to make it in to a wig for a child with cancer.

“I also wanted to raise money for Cancer Research because it’s a great cause and hopefully one day a cure will be found.”

Her proud mother Eve said: “This is something she’s done off her own back. She has contacted different sponsors and organised it all herself.

“She just wanted to do something to help people affected by cancer.”

Year leader Cat Harris said: “The college is immensely proud of Darcie. She has shown such courage and thoughtfulness in her actions and determination.

“She is a role model for the other students and epitomises the community spirit of Sir Harry Smith Community College.”

To donate, go to https://www.justgiving.com/Darcie-Tegerdine/


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