Hospital boost from shave

Castor Primary School pupils Poppy Evans with her year six classmates before her charity head shave EMN-170218-170725009
Castor Primary School pupils Poppy Evans with her year six classmates before her charity head shave EMN-170218-170725009

An 11-year-old girl helped raise more than £1,800 for sick children after having her hair shaved off at school.

Poppy Evans, of Netherton, was moved to shed her locks after her uncle Kevin Evans passed away last September from cancer.

The cut took place at Castor Primary School and helped raise £1,500 for Peterborough City Hospital’s Amazon Ward, with the school then raising a further £350 from a ‘wigs and wacky hair’ day.

Poppy is donating her hair to the Little Princess Trust which provides real hair wigs free of charge to boys and girls who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment.

Her older sister Georgia had already raised £1,500 from shaving her hair.

Poppy’s mum Emma said: “I’m just extremely proud of them thinking about other people. Children are very conscious at Poppy’s age of their looks, but she looked past that.”