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Cobham Hall students and staff donate to Little Princess Trust

PUBLISHED: 16:30 08 February 2018

Students from Cobham Hall school. Picture: Cobham Hall School.

Students from Cobham Hall school. Picture: Cobham Hall School.

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Eleven girls and staff from Cobham Hall school were presented with thank you certificates for donating a length of their hair to be used to create wigs for children with cancer.

The acknowledgements, from charity the Little Princess Trust, came just a week after the Duchess of Cambridge was recognised for the same generous act.

After seeing a leaflet in a hairdressing salon in September, Spanish teacher Jessica Caro Quintana set the challenge.

Unbeknownst to her at the time, the challenge would become deeply meaningful.

Her sister, Aida, also a former teacher at the school, was later diagnosed with a brain tumour and subsequently shaved her head for surgery, donating her hair too.

Girls from across the school took part, from year 8 through to year 13 and beyond, with an alumnae, Ming O’Neill-Byrne, also contributing after hearing about the challenge through her sister.

In addition to donating lengths of hair, the school also donated the sum of £500, which covers the cost of making one wig.

Miss Caro Quintana expects more girls to participate, with many planning to grow their hair longer to be able to contribute the required length.

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