A true inspiration

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A huge congratulations to Kara a year 7 pupil from Hedoncrofte House here at Winifred Holtby Academy.

Since the age of 8 Kara has wanted and planned to help raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Trust, a charity she is very passionate about, by shaving her head. On the Friday 25th May she finally made this a reality and not only did she raise £2,500 to date for Macmillan, she also donated 18cm of her hair to make a wig for a child to ‘Little Princess Trust’ charity.


I am so proud to be the tutor of a very brave young person who has been completely selfless in shaving her hair off for the sake of helping other people get through the most difficult of times. You epitomise everything that our tutor group is trying to be about which is to a kind, selfless human being who are considerate of other people, particularly in difficult circumstances, and I feel immensely proud and so should you! You set the example for everyone in the Academy to make their own mark on society in a really positive way! Finally, the amount of money you have raised by yourself through sheer confidence, drive and determination is outstanding! Well done- I really hope that you continue to make a positive impact on the Academy and society as a whole- I’m sure you will!

A very proud tutor!”
— Mr Anderson

Kara is an inspiration to us all and has now signed up to participate in the ‘Humber Bridge Run’ in fancy dress to raise money for the charity ‘Nice to be Nice’. She said “anyone can come along and walk, jog or run the event, which takes place on the 24th June 2018”.