Arena Academy student donates hair and raises over £600 for Cancer Research UK

A year 10 student from Arena Academy has been putting CORE Education Trust’s CORE values of Collaboration, Opportunity, Respect and Excellence into practise by raising money for charity by braving the shave.

On Friday 15th May, Kyle raised £620.49 for Cancer Research UK by shaving his hair off, which in the fundraising spirit has been donated to Little Princess Trust.

Taking the opportunity to fundraise for, and raise awareness of, two fantastic charities, Kyle collaborated with a number of Arena Academy staff as well as fellow students to achieve his fundraising goals. Alongside fellow students, Mr Furnell joined in on shaving Kyle’s hair whilst Mr Nolan joined in on the fundraising activities by shaving his hair too. Mrs Starling provided promotion for the event and Mrs Chance assisted in making Kyle’s goal achievable.

The Little Princess Trust is a charity that provides free real hair wigs to children and young people who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment or other conditions. Kyle’s hair will be paired with up to nine other donations to create an authentic wig styled to the receiving child’s needs.

Cancer Research UK lead pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Cancer. The £620.49 Kyle has raised so far will be used in major and minor ways from assisting funding the development of a new research centre to funding the purchase of glass slides to analyse Cancer cells to funding new clinical trials.

Kyle’s fundraising achievements are a fantastic example of CORE Education Trust’s uncompromising curriculum focus on the development of Character and Communication, built on the embedding of their four CORE values into everyday life.

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If you would still like to donate, you can visit Kyle’s fundraising page here.