BARNWOOD pupil Ellis Woodley has raised £1,300 for charity after cutting her locks off.
Ellis, 15, from Barnwood Parks Arts College will donate her hair to the Little Princess Charity which provides real wigs to sick children. The money will also fund a school trip to Tanzania, where Ellis and other pupils will build homes and schools later this year.
She said: “I didn’t just want to cut my hair for Tanzania, I wanted to do something positive with it too. The Princess Charity helps children with cancer and I wanted to help out that kind of charity.
“Someone I know has a child who is going through this so I wanted to help other children in this situation.”
Ellis had her hair chopped off by hairdressers Sophie Locke from Abbeymead. She said: “Ellis was so brave to do this it was a very emotional experience for everyone in the gym.”
Year 11 pupil Crysania Conyers said: “I truly believe that this is for a great and noble cause. She is very brave, I take my hat off to Ellis.”
Year 10 pupil Chelby Saysell said: “It is wonderful to think that someone of my age has done something so thoughtful for children less fortunate than them.”
Year 10 pupils Becky Hales said: “We are all so proud of her and to donate her lovely hair for such a good cause was absolutely amazing. Well done Ellis.”