Fareham teenagers brave the shave for good cause

Ali Kellaway having his hair cut
Ali Kellaway having his hair cut

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TWO secondary school pupils took advantage of the school holidays by having their heads shaved on the last day of term for a good cause.

Luke Edwards and Ali Kellaway, both Year 11 pupils at Cams Hill School, in Shearwater Avenue, Fareham, underwent the razor to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, through its Brave the Shave campaign.

Luke Edwards being cropped

Luke Edwards being cropped

The charity event took place in the school events hall at break time on the last day, and pupils were asked to make a donation to enter and watch the shave, which even saw both mums do the first cut.

The teenagers were hoping that their locks will grow back enough over the break to fit in with the school’s uniform code when they return to class next week.

Barber Dom Valente of Razor Sharp Barbers, in Miller Drive, Fareham came into the school and cut the teenagers’ locks for free.

Both boys said they wanted to raise money for the worthwhile cause to help people suffering from cancer as they both have had experiences cancer in their families.

Headteacher Gwennan Harrison-Jones said she was proud of the boys’ fundraising efforts, which it is hoped will raise more than £350, although the final figure is still being counted.