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It's a short cut to help others at one Solihull school

A LONG haired teacher and pupil at Ulverley School have taken a short cut to boost a very special charity.

A LONG haired teacher and pupil at Ulverley School have taken a short cut to boost a very special charity.

The Little Princess Trust was set up to help children who have lost their hair as a result of cancer treatment by tailoring individual wigs to naturally fit them.

Inspired after watching a TV programme on the charity’s work, Carol Wiseman leapt into action.

“I thought to myself, this is something I could do,” said the teaching and learning assistant at the Rodney Road school.

She was joined by Year 5 pupil Lauren Askew who had a special motivation as her uncle suffers from leukaemia.

“Lauren had incredibly long hair, down to her knees, and had 15 inches cut off her hair,” said Carol.

The result saw the duo, backed by sponsorship and big hearted parents, raise nearly £800 for the charity.

“Everyone was wonderful,” said Carol, who’s been at Ulverley for 18 years. “Everyone is so friendly, it’s a real family orientated school with a big community spirit.

Meanwhile Ulverley also shone at the Coventry and Solihull School Games County Festival.

The school came first in the tennis competition, receiving gold medals presented by former Olympic gold medal winner Jason Gardener while the children picked up bronze medals after coming third in the golf tournament.

 

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