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