At its sixth Chop Your Locks for Charity event benefitting the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, Mepham High School students and staff, as well as community members, trimmed and bared their heads to raise money for childhood cancer research.
The effort was lead by teachers/coaches Kerry Dennis and Chris Patten and executed by seniors in the service learning project.
“We talk a lot about legacy and what the class of 2016 will be remembered for and it’s this type of lesson,” said Principal Michael Harrington to a packed gymnasium on March 16. “A lesson about dedicating our lives to helping others.”
Raffles and baked goods were also available for purchase throughout the evening to help with raising money.
“From fundraising and promoting to gathering prizes to be raffled, our students worked together for an incredible cause,” said Patten.
“I think what makes our St. Baldrick's event special is that not only does it bring the students and staff at Mepham together for one cause, but it brings our community together,” added Dennis.
Guests were treated to an Irish step dancing performance before volunteers from Bangz and Salon Nouveau assisted with haircutting and shaving. As of now, they raised $45,300.