Pictured above is fabulous upper sixth student Abbie Weaver, who has made valuable contributions to two charities after shaving her head on Friday 5 October. Not only has Abbie donated her hair to The Little Princess Trust (a charity that provides free, real hair wigs to children and young people who’ve lost their own through illness) but she’s also raised funds for St Gemma’s Hospice in memory of her grandmother, who was looked after there before – sadly – passing away in June 2018.
St Gemma’s Hospice cares for terminally ill people towards the end of their life. ‘They looked after my Grandma in a loving, caring environment and I want to give something back to them.’ Abbie said.
A former student of Corpus Christi Catholic College, Abbie was keen to raise as much as she could and set up a Just Giving page here. So far, she’s raised an outstanding £1,110! Donations would still be welcome.
Abbie received a lot of support from students and staff, and took a friend with her on the day. ‘My mum’s still coming round to the idea of me shaving my head! My hair will grow back though and I’m lucky I can choose whether I lose it – many people with cancer don’t get that choice.’
Abbie is pictured below prior to having her head shaved.