Student shaves head for charity
Matt Gigg, a student from Falmouth Marine School, braved the cold Cornish winter by shaving his head for Cancer Research UK.
Matt, 17 who is on his second year on the Watersports Instructor Training National Diploma, wanted to show support for his mum who is suffering from cancer by raising money for the Charity.
Once Matt, had the idea, with the help of Falmouth Marine School Student Liaison Officer, Pip Green, he contacted the Cancer Research UK office in Plymouth, and was advised on how to go about raising the money and sent sponsorship forms.
On 16th December, Helen O'Hora, on the same course as Matt at Falmouth Marine School, went to his home and quickly and efficiently shaved off Matt's ginger mid length hair.
So far Matt has raised over £500 through donations from college staff, tutors, fellow students and friends. His Mum, Dad and both Gran's were also out and about helping him to raise money. All of Matt's family and in particular his mum are very proud of his efforts and achievement.
Matt said: "It was well worth it. It was fun collecting the money and it was great to see that people wanted to help out and support me. Thanks to everyone who donated and a special thanks to Helen!"
Matt is still unsure of how he is going to keep his hair in the future. "I might keep it quite short now, but probably not razor short!"
Dave Linnell, Deputy CEO of Cornwall College commented: "It is great to see students getting involved in causes that are important to them. We always strive to support and encourage our students in all their efforts, in college and outside."