Teacher has a close shave

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A Fylde coast teacher has had a close shave by chopping off her long locks to raise more than £1,500 for her favourite charity.

Sarah Meredith, from St Thomas’ C of E Primary School in St Thomas’ Road, St Annes, shaved her head for The Little Princess Trust.

Miss Meredith, 33, who teaches a Year Four class at the school, decided to take the drastic measure to support the charity which provides human wigs for children who have lost their hair due to cancer or other illnesses.

So far, Sarah has raised more than £1,500 and she said: “I’m extremely touched and grateful to everyone who has donated to this amazing charity.”

The head shaving took place before 
Sarah hosted a Bad Hair Day at the school the following day.

All staff and children wore wigs or crazy hairstyles to support the good cause by bringing in a minimum donation of £1.

Speaking on her fund-raising page, Sarah said she decided to have her hair cut to show her support for the charity.

She added: “It has made me think how traumatic it must be for young children to lose their hair through whatever 

“I have decided to raise funds for the Little Princess Trust by having my hair shaved off.

“The Trust provides real-hair wigs, free of charge, to boys and girls across the UK and Ireland that have lost their own hair through cancer treatment.”

A spokesman for St Thomas’ C of E Primary School said: “Please give generously to support our amazing Miss Meredith and her special charity.”

You can still donate by 
going to the website mydonate.bt.com and searching for ‘Sarah Meredith’.