Two students at The Angmering School have donated their hair to raise money for good causes.
Louise Brown, 16, chose the day after the year-11 prom to donate eight to nine inches of her hair to the Little Princess Trust.
She has raised more than £400 for the charity, to provide wigs to children with cancer to help them cope when they lose their hair.
Louise said: “I chose to do this because it is a brilliant charity and you can help someone by just giving the length of your hair to boost a little boy or girl’s self-esteem.
“Also, I always wanted to raise money for cancer in some way after my grandad passed away and didn’t really know how to go about it, but when I saw this charity and how I can help, I immediately knew I wanted to raise the money in honour of my grandad.
“Nowadays, nearly everyone has lost someone close to them through cancer and the people experiencing it have it the hardest.
“With social media’s ideology of the perfect person being shoved into our faces, this charity helps boost the self esteem of children and teenagers undergoing treatment who have sadly lose their hair.
“I’ve personally have had long thick hair all my life and would like to give it to someone who can feel like a prince or princess again.
“By donating the length of my hair it can help someone who needs it more than me.”
Angmering sixth former Pete Langton has been growing his hair and beard since the end of last year.
He decided to have them both shaved off, in front of Lavinia Norfolk Centre staff and students, to raise money to enable students with a physical, medical or sensory impairment to continue to take part in extra-curricular para sport activities.
Pete said: “As it was my last year here at Angmering, after all they have given me, I wanted to give something back to the school, so I decided on a hair shave.
“I have been growing my hair since October and beard since December and took the incredible and brave step of having them both shaved off, in front of the LNC staff and students.
“Growing it was a nightmare, hair getting in the way and the beard did tend to get itchy at times.
“Thanks to the people who came up and shaved bits of my hair off, I now look like Uncle Fester from the Addams Family. A big thank you to everyone who sponsored and supported me through this. I raised a grand total of £500.”
The total included £380 raised by Pete and £120 donated by Deanne White, Pete’s Chichester Cab Company escort and family friend, who agreed to make up the sponsor money to reach a total of £500.
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