Year 7 student, Malika Bryant, has raised £400 for the College’s chosen charity for the academic year, Julian House, following a sponsored haircut.
Twelve year old Malika, accompanied by her family, visited a local hairdresser for the event, where an incredible foot of hair was cut off. As well as raising the fantastic sum of money for Julian House, Malika’s hair was kindly donated to The Little Princess Trust, a charitable organisation who provides real hair wigs free of charge to children and young people who have lost their own hair due to cancer treatment and other illnesses.
“I wanted to give something back to the community” Malika explained, “I was a little sad at first, because my hair is my pride and joy. But after that I was really pleased that my hair will help someone else. I am really proud of the money I raised through my family and friends and it is great knowing that the £400 will help fund resources for Julian House.”
Newton Abbot College’s Head of House, Tracy Dommett added: “Malika is a remarkable and selfless young person who, through her generous donation and fundraising, will make a difference in many people’s lives. Her efforts are really inspiring and she is to be thoroughly congratulated for such an incredible gesture of kindness.”