King Arthur's School student Zac Smith raises £600 for St Margaret's Hospice
Friday, February 15, 2013
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.
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"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.