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Shave to Raise in Support of Ukraine

Donna, Supported Learning Staff member, shaved her hair with the help of a Hairdressing student to raise money for the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

There have been various fundraising efforts at Canterbury College to raise money for the Ukraine Appeal to help families and communities fleeing the conflict.

Donna Scott, who works as a Learning Support Practitioner in the Supported Learning Department, decided to show her support by shaving her hair and sporting the blue and yellow colours in the Ukrainian flag. 

Donna said: “I decided to shave my hair to raise money for Ukraine because I felt I needed to do something after seeing and hearing all the horrible things that is happening everyday to the Ukrainian people."

"Once I heard that they had targeted a children’s and maternity hospital, my mind was made up."

"Before, my hair was spikey and everyone who knows me knows I love my spikes so I decided they would go. After all, it's only hair and it will grow back - the people of the Ukraine have lost far more than I have".

Students and staff cheered Donna on as she had her head shaved by Abby Pointer, a Level 3 Hairdressing student at Canterbury College. 

Donna has been pleased with the reaction from the College environment, as students and staff have been very supportive and she has raised around £750 so far.

All proceeds will be going towards the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal, organised by the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), where the money will go to help provide food, water, shelter, healthcare and protection. 

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