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Student goes for the chop for charity

Published: November 13, 2017

Duchy College Duchy Stoke Climsland 16-18

A brave local student has faced the chop in aid of charity.

Level 3 Early Years student, Lucy Connell, at Duchy College waved goodbye to her locks and raised over £420 for the Little Princess Trust, a charity that provides real hair wigs to boys and girls across the UK that have lost their own hair through cancer treatment.

“When I was growing up I was never allowed to have my hair cut short. Now I’m older I wanted to do it for a good cause, “Lucy said.

“I have been around campus the last few weeks getting sponsorship and the donations have been fantastic.”

“I love the charity, I have read so much about it. Unfortunately cancer is so common now, so many children get affected and lose their hair, I wanted to try and help in a little way.”

The Little Princess Trust work with specialist suppliers and experienced hairdressers who offer wigs tailored to the individual child’s needs to give the most realistic look and feel, as close as possible to their original hair. 

“I love it here at Duchy College, once I have completed level 3 my plan is to continue to level 4, 5 and 6 with the end goal of opening my own nursery.”

Team Lead for Early Years at Duchy College, Laetitia Mayne, said what Lucy has done for the charity “is amazing.”

“What she has done will certainly make a difference and this should be celebrated. We actively encourage our learners to support charities as this develops empathy and understanding about those around us.”


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