Two brave pupils from Blessed Trinity RC College in Burnley had their long hair shaved off to raise money for cancer charities.
Destiny O’Rielly and Ayesha Mulrooney, both 14, made the hair-raising decision after being inspired by the secondary school’s fund-raising efforts for CARITAS, formerly St Joseph’s Penny, a diocesan charity which helps children in need.
Their form teacher Liz Makinson said: “Both girls are typical self-conscious teenagers and were nervous but braved the scissors at the Barber’s Shop in Burnley for the benefit of others.
“They reflect the ethos of Blessed Trinity, to utilise talents and creativity for the good of the local and wider community. I am proud of their selfless efforts.”
The girls have so far raised £500 and the money will be split between the Macmillan and Cancer Research UK charities.
Anyone wishing to donate can do so through Blessed Trinity.