Taskers pupils prove they're tough enough to wear pink

Taskers pupils prove they're tough enough to wear pink

CLOSE SHAVE: Tasker Milward pupil Danielle Woodcroft with her nan Jean and mum Yvette after her head shave. PICTURE: Western Telegraph (1683058)

OFF WITH HER HAIR: Sixth form student Danielle Woodcroft with her new look hair. PICTURE: Western Telegraph (1683060)

SCISSOR HANDS: Mum Yvette Woodcroft shaved Danielle's hair in front of a hall full of cheering Tasker Milward pupils. PICTURE: Western Telegraph (1683062)

OUCH: Sixth form pupil Logan Hughes has his legs waxed by teacher Kate Blackmore, during the school's fundraising for the Breast Cancer Campaign. PICTURE: Western Telegraph (1683095)

LOOK AWAY: Mr Rumble was one of the teachers to take part in the charity leg wax. PICTURE: Western Telegraph (1683097)

IN THE PINK: All the pupils at Tasker Milward school were encouraged to wear pink and donate to the 'Are you Tough Enough to Wear Pink?' day. PICTURE: Western Telegraph (1683106)

FUNDRAISER: Danielle Woodcroft before her head shave to raise money for the Breast Cancer Campaign. PICTURE: Western Telegraph (1683108)

First published in County News

TASKER Milward pupils were in the pink on Friday for a breast cancer awareness day.

The ‘Are you Tough Enough to Wear Pink?’ event not only raised awareness but also vital funds for the Breast Cancer Campaign.

Pupil Danielle Woodcroft had a close shave when her mum Yvette lopped off her locks on stage, watched by her nan Jean and hundreds of pupils.

Danielle has raised £800 so far, in honour of her nan who has recently completed her breast cancer treatment.

Jean said: “She’s amazing, I didn’t think she’d do it. Now we’ll be in competition to grow our hair back.

“I started my treatment in January, if it wasn’t for my daughters and grandchildren I don’t think I ‘d have got through it.”

Mum Yvette, of Andrew Price hairdressers, said she’d been nervous about shaving Danielle’s hair and added: “I was shaking doing it, I felt terrible, but it’s for a great cause and it’ll grow back.”

As well as the head shave, some of the male teachers and sixth form pupils bravely stepped forward to have their legs waxed by Dani O’Connor, of Dani’s Massage and Beauty.

The sixth form band also performed and cakes were sold, with all the pupils encouraged to wear pink for the day and to donate funds.

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6:13am Sat 19 Oct 13

Ginny nz says...

Good to see that some Pembrokeshire schools get behind cancer fund raising !!!!!!! You know what I mean
Good to see that some Pembrokeshire schools get behind cancer fund raising !!!!!!! You know what I mean Ginny nz
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