A Surrey headteacher has shaved off his hair and raised more than £2500 for a charity doing vital work to support bereaved children.
James Malley, of Therfield School in Leatherhead wanted to do something for Jigsaw (South East), whose community fundraising is on hold due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
“As a school community we’ve lost parents and grandparents in the last few weeks, so I’m hugely grateful for what Jigsaw does. For me it’s a win-win. I haven’t been able to visit a barber recently, so my hair is unkempt and unmanageable. So I’ve combined getting rid of that problem with raising some money for a great charity,” Mr Malley said.
He had set the bar at £200, but has smashed through this goal with donations already 13 times higher: “Everyone has been incredibly generous at a time Jigsaw’s work has never been more important. It’s amazing,” he added.
Sophie Bewley is the Fundraising Coordinator for the East Grinstead based charity: “We cannot thank Mr Malley enough for ‘braving the shave.’ Our charity tries to be there for all the children and young people who need us, and such donations mean we can continue to support families through this difficult and challenging time.”
You can make a donation to Mr Malley’s fundraiser here: