VIDEO: Ultimate sacrifice as teen has head shaved for charity

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Teenager Rachael Minnis today described her feelings on raising money for Trinity Hospice.

Rachael set her heart on raising money for Trinity Hospice, the palliative care unit on Low Moor Road, Bispham.

14 year-old Rachael Minnis made the ultimate teenage girl sacrifice when she had her head shaved to raise funds for Trinity Hospice.

14 year-old Rachael Minnis made the ultimate teenage girl sacrifice when she had her head shaved to raise funds for Trinity Hospice.

Staff and students from Rachael’s school, Bispham High School, have gathered together to help fund raise for the charity.

Rachael Minnis, Hannah McBride and other students have been selling cakes and cans of pop.

Rachael said she loves working with Trinity Hospice as she likes the fact she’s helping people that need the help maybe because they’re ill or are less fortunate.

The 14-year-old thought by shaving her hair off it would help people with cancer know there’s people out there who want to support them.

14 year-old Rachael Minnis made the ultimate teenage girl sacrifice when she had her head shaved to raise funds for Trinity Hospice.

14 year-old Rachael Minnis made the ultimate teenage girl sacrifice when she had her head shaved to raise funds for Trinity Hospice.

Rachael is aiming to raise £2,000 - if not more.

Rachael said everyone has been very supportive and would like to thank Mrs Markham and her best friend Hannah McBride and her friends and family that have supported her from A to B!

Jennifer Markham, from the Bispham Road school’s student support, said: “Rachael is an amazing young lady, I’m so proud of her.

“It was a pleasure to support her, Rachael and I are going to be doing a sky dive next year for charity and we would support any other good charity’s to help out.”

14 year-old Rachael Minnis made the ultimate teenage girl sacrifice when she had her head shaved to raise funds for Trinity Hospice.

14 year-old Rachael Minnis made the ultimate teenage girl sacrifice when she had her head shaved to raise funds for Trinity Hospice.

The school has had cake stalls, done bag packing and held a non uniform day which took place yesterday.

Hannah McBride, supporter and fan of Rachael, added: “I think she is very brave because she shaved her hair off and I will support her all the way. I was very surprised when she said she was going to shave her hair off, at first I didn’t believe her but when more came of it then I did.”

Everyone has been supportive towards Rachael and they all have give me a lot of encouragement.

Rachael set up a Just Giving Facebook page to raise more money.

I have also been doing some fund raising on behalf of Rachael and I completed a five-hour sponsored silence with the money going towards Trinity Hospice. I would like to say thank you to everyone on behalf of Rachael Minnis and everyone has been great, I wish them all the luck in the world next year when they do their sky dive.

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