Mum loses hair for good cause
A BRAVE mother has swapped her shoulder-length locks for a closely shaven crop to raise money for a special school.Julie Power, 32, who works at Claydon High School, decided to organise a sponsored head shave to raise money for the Thomas Wolsey School in Ipswich.
A BRAVE mother has swapped her shoulder-length locks for a closely shaven crop to raise money for a special school.
Julie Power, 32, who works at Claydon High School, decided to organise a sponsored head shave to raise money for the Thomas Wolsey School in Ipswich.
The reprographics technician who has a friend whose son attends the school, stepped in when the school needed to raise £20,000 to continue operating a chair hoist to help disabled children swim.
Ms Power of Thornhill Road, Claydon, has raised more than £300 so far and hopes to increase this total during the next week.
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Schoolchildren paid 10p each to watch the event and in the sports hall at Claydon High School yesterday.
"I was very nervous. I had a family wedding at the weekend and everyone said how lovely my hair was. But I am proud of myself because it's something worth doing and I believed in it," she admitted.
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"I thought to myself it's dangerous jumping out of a plane and the worse I could get with a head shave was a nick on the neck."
Ms Power said the school's chair hoist was an essential piece of equipment as swimming provided children in a wheelchair with a sense of freedom.
"I thought if I could raise a little bit of money towards the fund to give the freedom they so much enjoy then that would be great," she added.
Anyone who wants to make a donation to the swimming hoist fund can contact the Thomas Wolsey School on 01473 241433.