Swaffham student Danni fights on for charity after brain tumour battle

Student Danni Pearce  prepares to have  her hair-cut for charity. Danni's day  at Nicholas Hammond Academy School Swaffham. Pictured in front Danni  with other students who will be having  tthe cut . ANL-160527-172056009
Student Danni Pearce prepares to have her hair-cut for charity. Danni's day at Nicholas Hammond Academy School Swaffham. Pictured in front Danni with other students who will be having tthe cut . ANL-160527-172056009

A school day became Danni’s Day as Swaffham students helped to raise £1,500 in support of a teenager’s fight to boost research into the illness that has affected her.

Danni Pearce, who attends the Nicholas Hamond Academy’s sixth form, has been battling a brain tumour for the last five years.

Student Danni Pearce  prepares to have  her hair-cut for charity. Danni's day  at Nicholas Hammond Academy School Swaffham.Pictured with Hairdresser Rosie West. ANL-160527-171914009

Student Danni Pearce prepares to have her hair-cut for charity. Danni's day at Nicholas Hammond Academy School Swaffham.Pictured with Hairdresser Rosie West. ANL-160527-171914009

But, despite undergoing several operations in that period, the 19-year-old is preparing to embark on a career as a carer.

And, ahead of the recent half-term break, she led a group of nine students who had their hair cut in the school’s hall to make wigs for the Little Princess Trust.

The shave, which was performed by hairdresser Rosie West, was part of a day of fundraising activities held in support of Brain Tumour Research and children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent.

The organisations have supported Danni and her family during her illness.

Students and staff alike did their bit to help the charities by participating in a non-uniform day, purchasing cakes from a specially organised lunch time bake sale, paying to play various games and filling special Brain Collection Boxes with their loose change.

In total, £1,502.76 was raised for the two charities.