Devon

Luca's-aid head shave to support cancer pupil

  • 1 May 2012
  • From the section Devon
Luca Bonci
Image caption Luca said he was shocked so many of his friends offered to shave their heads

Students at a Devon school have shaved their heads to support a friend who has been diagnosed with cancer.

Luca Bonci, 15, started to lose his hair as a result of chemotherapy and decided to shave it all off.

When one of his friends offered to shave his hair off in solidarity, several pupils wanted to join in.

Churston Ferrers Grammar School in Brixham gave permission for the "Luca's-aid" group shave to take place in school.

Image caption Cancer charities will benefit from money raised by the Luca's-aid shave

Eighteen teenagers took part in a sponsored shave, raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support, Cancer Research, Rowcroft Hospice and Richard's Wish.

Luca said it was "surprising" how normal everyone looked afterwards.

"It's one of the nicest things anyone's ever done for me," Luca said.

"It takes a lot of courage... and I'm shocked that so many people wanted to do it."

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