Fantastic Fundraiser

 

S5 pupil, Iqra Ali, raised a fantastic amount of money by cutting off her flowing locks to be made into wigs for children. 

Iqra decided at the end of last year to cut off eleven inches of hair which will now help young people and children suffering from hair loss due to cancer. 

Iqra has also managed to raise over £165, which will be split between two charities, the Little Princess Trust and the school charity, Calum’s Cabin.

On her fundraising efforts, she said: “I wanted to embark on something different from the normal fundraising activities I do and decided to do this just before the New Year.

“It felt like such a blessing when the hairdresser chopped off two ponytails because I knew that someone somewhere will have a smile on their face with their new wig.

“This haircut was sponsored and it was moving to see the overwhelming support from all of my family, friends and teachers. I thank them all for their encouragement, particularly my mum and dad who have always taught me the importance of charity.

“The Little Princess Trust will use my hair to make the wigs and the money will fund research into childhood cancers. The other half will be donated to our school charity, Calum's Cabin, which does an amazing job at providing support for children and their families suffering from cancer.”

Very well done Iqra! 

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