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Hannah's brave head shave

Published on 29/03/18

Brave East Point Academy student Hannah Askew has had her head shaved to raise money for charity.

The charity shave took place on the last day of term, with staff and fellow pupils helping with the cut.



The 14-year-old’s hair will be donated to the Little Princess Trust, a charity providing free real hair wigs to girls and boys affected by hair loss as a result of illness.

Hannah decided to go under the clippers after her father’s girlfriend was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent chemotherapy, losing her hair in the process.

Hannah before the shave

"I decided I wanted to shave my hair because from a young age I've just wanted to help those in need," said Hannah.

"My dad's wonderful girlfriend was diagnosed with breast cancer, and due to chemotherapy she lost all her hair and this is what inspired me. She looked so gorgeous like this and I thought about it for a while and finally decided I'll shave my hair for her. 

"By doing this I hope it helps young people like me realise it doesn't hurt to do something for good people in need."

Through collections in school and online, Hannah has so far raised around £800 for the charity, which will also receive the shorn hair for use in wig making.