A TEENAGER shaved her head in front of schoolfriends to raise money for charity.
Chloe Temple, who goes to Seaham School of Technology, raised more than £300 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
The school’s head teacher, David Shield, organised a live broadcast throughout the school as it happened.
Chloe, 14, said: “I just want to see how much I can raise.
“All of my friends keep saying I’m very brave, they’re all very proud of me, but I just wanted to do something for the charity.
“It might seem like a scary thing to do, but I’m okay with it.”
Her dad Paul, said: “Chloe got the urge to do this. She said she wanted to shave her hair and do something for a good cause.
“The whole family are proud of her and support her decision.
“I’ve taken sponsorship forms to local businesses and put it on Facebook, we’re all behind her and want to help raise as much money as possible for Macmillan.
“She has brothers aged five, 12 and 21, who have all been supportive, but as siblings will be, they’ve had their moments and said ‘what are you doing?’ – but really, they are backing her.
The school’s assistant headteacher, Lynn Whitehead, said: “As soon as we heard about Chloe’s fund-raising idea, we were all really interested in helping her.
“The school and pupils have really got behind her and she’s received lots of sponsorship.”
To sponsor Chloe, visit www.justgiving.com/chloetemple1.