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A team of sixth form fundraisers at Tupton Hall School have hand delivered a big cheque for £1,129 to a children’s hospital charity.
Close friends Daniel, Olly, Teddy, Ashley, Jack and Freddy raised the impressive sum during a sponsored head shave at Tupton Hall Sixth Form.
They donated the sum to The Children’s Hospital Charity which supports the running of Sheffield Children's Hospital.
Caitlin Hallat from the charity said: “We are so grateful to the pupils from Tupton Hall School for choosing such a creative way to fundraise for us.”
“They have raised an incredible amount for the charity in addition to what the school have already raised and their donations could go towards funding vital research or purchasing new specialist equipment for Sheffield Children’s Hospital. We can’t thank them enough.”
The lads lost their luscious locks in front of an audience of students and staff in the Tupton Hall Sixth Form common room. Generous donations were thrown into collection buckets as the team took turns with the clippers, shaving each another’s hair in the barber’s chair.
Olly, one of the first to go under the shears, said: “I was quite nervous on the day and felt a bit of regret afterwards. But when I saw the amount we’d raised I just felt so proud and was extremely glad we went through with it.”
Over £3,500 has now been raised by Tupton Hall Sixth Form for The Children’s Hospital Charity this academic year. Students have been inspired by their classmate George Marriott who has raised more than £25,000 for Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
George had life-saving treatment at the hospital after being diagnosed with a brain tumour aged 9. After 15 operations, the effects of surgery and a complex daily medical routine have changed George’s life dramatically. But despite having missed 2 years of school he has achieved outstanding exam results, and is a positive inspiration to all students at Tupton Hall School.
Well done to the six brave 'baldies' and to everyone who supported this fabulous fundraising effort!
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