Febru-Hairy raising day for Wetherby High pupils

wet  Wheatfields Hospice volunteer Marilyn Young with Wetherby High School pupils and staff who have been raising money with their Febru-Hairy event.  (120209M1)
wet Wheatfields Hospice volunteer Marilyn Young with Wetherby High School pupils and staff who have been raising money with their Febru-Hairy event. (120209M1)

Pupils from Wetherby High School had a hair-raising day shortly before half term.

The school ran competitions for creative hair styling to raise money for Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice.

And imaginations ran wild as pupils competed for the most out-landish and creative hair do with wigs, accessories and hair pieces of all colours aplenty.

“It is just incredible to have Wetherby High School doing Febru-Hairy this year,” said Sarah Jane Meyers, the Community Fundraiser at Wheatfields.

“The creativity and enthusiasm of the students is fantastic.”

She added: “We provide individual, compassionate care for people with life-limiting illnesses, their families and loved ones across the local community.

“There are many families affected by the work that we do and it is so important for them to know that schools and local communities are supporting them too.”

Febru-hairy is a key fundraiser, all money raised in the Leeds area will stay locally and directly benefit Wheatfields Hospice.

Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice is a Specialist Palliative Care Unit which cares for people with life-limiting illnesses such as cancer, MS, motor neurone disease, and Parkinson’s.

The hospice needs to raise £1.4 million each year to provide the care.