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King Arthur's School student Zac Smith raises £600 for St Margaret's Hospice

By WG_JTaylor  |  Posted: February 15, 2013

Zac Smith

CHARITY HERO: King Arthur's School student Zac Smith presented a cheque of £600 to Brooke Brownlow, of St Margaret's Hospice, after shaving his head in memory of his mum. Picture by Laura Jones

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A Wincanton teenager who shaved off his curly ginger locks has raised £600 for charity.

Zac Smith, of King Arthur's School, had his head shaved in December 2012 to raise money for St Margaret's Hospice – who looked after his mum, Sue, during her final weeks.

After completing his challenge at school in front of his classmates and dad, Dave, he recently presented a giant cheque to the hospice.

Brooke Brownlow, events fundraiser for St Margaret's Hospice said: "It is so great to see young people coming out and doing such incredible events like this for the hospice.

"Personally, I think Zac was very brave to go ahead with the head shave, and he has raised more than £600.

 "This is a phenomenal amount of money in such a short time.

"It takes £10 million each year to keep our Yeovil and Taunton sites going, so people like Zac make a huge difference to us, and help us to carry on providing our specialist end-of-life care for people across Somerset."

After a 16-month battle with cancer, Sue passed away in her sleep on September 26, 2011. She was 51 years old.

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