Student braves the shave

Frank Furlong.

Frank Furlong.

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Brave Avon Valley School student Frank Furlong has gone for the chop in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

The year ten pupil had his hair shaved at The Paddox pub in Hillmorton.

His stunt has raised £400 for the charity.

Frank said: “I was keen to help Macmillan because they help people with cancer. I’d like to say thank you to everyone who donated money.”

His mother, Helen, said she was really proud of her son’s gesture.

She added: “We are really grateful to the Paddox pub for their wonderful support and help in organising this event.

“I am really proud Frank for completing this challenge.”

Alison Davies, headteacher at Avon Valley, said: “I am always impressed with the support shown by our students to charities and good causes.

“We’re very proud of Frank as having his hair cut in front of so many people was very brave of him, we’re glad to see it has grown back in time for school. We will add to the money raised by Frank by supporting Macmillan’s coffee morning, which is always a popular event with our students and staff.”