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Harpenden pupil shaves head for cancer charity after being inspired by American TV show

PUBLISHED: 11:00 08 October 2018

Margot Speirs with her mum Kate after the haircut, Picture: Kate Speirs

Margot Speirs with her mum Kate after the haircut, Picture: Kate Speirs

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An 11-year-old girl from Harpenden shaved her head to raise more than £5,000 for Cancer Research.

Margot Speirs with her mum Kate before the haircut, Picture: Kate SpeirsMargot Speirs with her mum Kate before the haircut, Picture: Kate Speirs

Margot Speirs, who attends St Nicholas C of E Primary School in Harpenden, decided to shave her head after twice previously donating her hair to the Little Princess Trust.

The idea came after Margot watched a US TV show called ‘Alexa and Katie’ with her older sister, which tells the story of a girl who shaves her head in support after her best friend is diagnosed with cancer. Margot’s hair was shaved off at her school by Alysia from The Hairdressing Company in Harpenden.

Her mum Kate Speirs said: “[The show] gave Margot the idea, even though she didn’t have a friend or relative suffering from cancer.

“The other occasions when she donated her hair to the Little Princess Trust, she didn’t raise money, she just grew her hair long twice to donate it to the charity that make wigs for children with cancer.

Margot Speirs shaving her head to raise money for Cancer Research, Picture: Kate SpeirsMargot Speirs shaving her head to raise money for Cancer Research, Picture: Kate Speirs

“She decided that this wasn’t enough and wanted to have more of an impact and raise lots of money.”

Margot has now raised £5,560 in total. To donate go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/margotspeirs

Margot Speirs with her classmates after the haircut, Picture: Kate SpeirsMargot Speirs with her classmates after the haircut, Picture: Kate Speirs

Margot Speirs shaving her head to raise money for Cancer Research, Picture: Kate SpeirsMargot Speirs shaving her head to raise money for Cancer Research, Picture: Kate Speirs

Margot Speirs shaving her head to raise money for Cancer Research, Picture: Kate SpeirsMargot Speirs shaving her head to raise money for Cancer Research, Picture: Kate Speirs

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