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Hair today, gone tomorrow: three charitable donations

A core element of life at Junior King’s is our charitable outlook. We like to give, whether it’s school-wide fundraisers, such as our annual Harvest Festival food donations to local charities, or events involving our wider community of parents and organised by the Friends of Junior King’s, such as the Macmillan Coffee Morning. Charitable fundraisers are cornerstones of the school calendar, but there is plenty that goes on outside the school gates too, and we especially love to hear about pupils and staff that embrace charitable giving in their home lives.

In recent times, a whopping three members of our Junior King’s community have independently chosen to go under the hairdresser’s scissors in order to donate their locks to charity. Year 7 pupils Anaïs and Asuka, along with teaching assistant Miss Frost, have all braved the cut, with Anaïs and Asuka going from hip-length hairstyles to swishy, shoulder-length bobs, totalling a donation of approximately 90cm between them, and Miss Frost donating an impressive 30cm. Anaïs and Miss Frost made their donations in recent weeks and shared their ponytails with The Little Princess Trust, which provides beautiful wigs for young people. Asuka’s cut took place over the summer holidays and was donated to a charity in Japan. 

A hair-raising experience to see yourself looking so different in the mirror? Anaïs has embraced her cut but still feels a slight twinge of jealousy when she sees other girls with long locks. Asuka is relishing a literal weight lifted and no longer has to deal with a heavy ponytail! Both are very happy with their decision. Amazing and inspirational work from all three members of our community.