A BCHS student made a very big and public sacrifice in the name of charity in December, by cutting 13 inches of her hair off and donating it to the Little Princess Trust.
Year 10 student Natasha made the very kind gesture in front of the Year 10 assembly, where her locks were cut, as her classmates cheered her on.
Her hair, which was plaited to make the cutting and sending the hair easier, was donated to the Little Princesses Charity, which uses donated human hair to make wigs for children who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy.
Staff from the Hair and Beauty faculty at Blackburn College kindly gave their time to cut her plaits and also shape her shorter hair into a flattering, fresh style.
Natasha had already raised £50 for the charity and Blackburn Central High School supported her by raising funds for both the Little Princess Trust and Cancer Research, after Molly in Year 7 ran a stall at the recent Bazaar to raise funds.
Pastoral Manager for Year 10 and Community Lead for BCHS, Miriam Rathore said “It is so typical of Natasha to think of others. She has always shown her generous and compassionate nature. It is through the commitment of these two girls, we were able to raise awareness for these two wonderful, hardworking charities within our school community. We are so proud of the ethos of charity that runs through the heart of our school.”
Fundraising for charity is always ongoing at Blackburn Central High School, so if you would like to raise awareness for a local charity, please get in touch with Miriam Rathore.