Buckinghamshire school has a hair-larious time

Staff and pupils at Amersham School in Buckinghamshire have been making quite a scene by organising a bunch of hair-related fundraising events for CLIC Sargent.

Buckinghamshire school has a hair-larious time

Amersham School recently took part in not one, but two of CLIC Sargent’s most popular fundraising campaigns, Wig Wednesday and The Big Buzz, to raise vital funds for young cancer patients.

The first event, Wig Wednesday, was part of the charity’s annual fundraiser that sees thousands of people across the country get ‘wiggy’ with it by wearing a wig to school or work for the day.

Two daring teachers at the school both pledged to shave their heads if a target of £350 was reached on Wig Wednesday. The pupils rallied round to raise funds and reached their target to ensure Mr Morris and Mr Hall would be facing the clippers and going home bald!

After one class, Form 8MCo, raised a whopping £111 by themselves, one lucky member was awarded the privilege of shaving the heads of maths teacher Mr Morris, and PE teacher Mr Hall.

The school’s head teacher and ‘Big Wig’, Mrs Jarrett, couldn’t resist the opportunity to join in too and show off her skills with the clippers!

So far the school has raised nearly £500 for CLIC Sargent and funds are still coming in.

Brilliant experience

The school’s psychology teacher and organiser of the fantastic fundraising, Miss Jarrett, said: “Taking part in the Big Buzz has been a brilliant experience for the students of Amersham School!

“It has been brilliant to see how much our students care about other children and raise money for the incredible charity, CLIC Sargent!”

Thank you

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager, James McDonald said: "I’d like to say thank you to Amersham School, all of the wig wearers and school shavers, your amazing fundraising is so valuable to us.

“Whether you shave your heads or wear a wig for the day, you’re supporting children and young people with cancer and we can’t thank you enough!”

Find out more

To find out how you can organise your own event for CLIC Sargent, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager James McDonald on 0117 311 2639 or email: james.mcdonald@clicsargent.org.uk