Video: Teachers chop their locks for children’s charities
PUBLISHED: 15:53 11 February 2015 | UPDATED: 15:53 11 February 2015
A whole school changed their looks in the name of charity last week – some a little more than others.
Gita Patel, the lead special education needs high level teaching assistant, and three of her colleagues at Uphall Primary School in Uphall Lane, Ilford, decided to chop their locks off to donate to a children’s wig making charity.
They were also joined by the daughter of another person at the school, 17-year-old Flora Anpu-Charles, who is a student at Woodford County High and wanted to get involved.
To include everyone else and make a little extra money for Haven House Hospice the women decided to include the whole school by inviting everyone to enjoy a funky hair day.
Mrs Patel said: “It was a really fantastic day and we donated the hair to a great cause.”
The Little Princess Trust uses donated hair to make wigs for children who have lost their locks through disease.
With the whole school taking part Uphall Primary managed to raise almost £500 so far with more donations coming in.
Once Miss Anpu-Charles, Mrs Patel and her colleagues, Julie Hepburn, Parul Nangia and Sandra Terry, had chopped off their curls they managed to donate a whopping 64 inches of hair – more than five feet.
Hairdresser Nicki Lee, who works at Salon 257 in London Road, Romford, also donated her time freely to do the hair cuts.
The event was also filmed so everyone will be able to catch a glimpse of themselves on TV screens around the school.
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