Worthing student changes school and hair

After, Meggie with hairdresser Chrissie-Louise Campbell
After, Meggie with hairdresser Chrissie-Louise Campbell

Student Meggie Chapman decided to have a haircut when she joined Worthing High School in September.

But this was more than an ordinary trim – it would see long lengths of hair trimmed and hundreds of pounds raised for charity.

Before, Worthing High School student Meggie Chapman with her mum, Janey

Before, Worthing High School student Meggie Chapman with her mum, Janey

Mum Janey Chapman said she had been finding it more and more difficult to braid Meggie’s hair due to osteoarthritis in her hands.

“She researched The Little Princess Trust, who makes wigs for sick children with cancer, and decided that she wanted to have her hair cut for a good cause.

“On her JustGiving page, she set herself a target of £500, which she passed and raised a total of £656.77.”

Hairdresser Chrissie-Louise Campbell, a family friend, did the haircut at The Richard Cobden pub, where landlord Steve Walker hosted a fabulous event on Sunday.

“Meggie is very well known there and all the customers have watched her hair grow over the years,” explained Janey.

“We believe that over the weeks leading up and on the day, the regulars have donated in excess of £500.

“Chrissie-Louise had the hard task of cutting the hair and she was certainly nervous but she did a fantastic job and we are very pleased with the outcome. Meggie’s four plaits are now on their way to the charity in Shoreham.”

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