Oakley Vale Primary School

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Educating the next generation of inspirational adults

Students donate their hair and raise money for cancer charity

Students donate their hair and raise money for cancer charity

Two students from Oakley Vale have donated their hair and raised more than £640 for the Little Princes Trust in memory of a former student.

Year 3 student Brooke Argyle and Year 6 student Sammah Fisher decided to do this selfless act to remember their best friend and little brother who sadly passed away from cancer last year and to help spread a little happiness in the lives of children who are poorly.

Brooke said ‘I was at home and my mum asked me if I would ever consider getting my long hair cut into a bob, I said yes and she showed me a leaflet about donating it to make wigs for children who have lost their hair because of cancer and we thought that I could do it for my best friend Zainy. I thought it was a great idea and spoke to Zainy’s sister Sammah and both decided to do it together.’

The girls had 7cm and 18cm cut off their hair and both the hair and  money will be given to the Little Princess Trust who make wigs for children who have lost their hair due to the side effects of cancer and other conditions.

Sammah said ‘I was happy to be able to cut off my hair in memory of my little brother. It was a horrible time but it’s nice that Brooke and I were able to raise so much money and do something to remember him and celebrate his life.’