Morgan Academy teacher Diane Anderson has had her hair shaved off to raise more than £1,200 for Children in Need.
Diane, who is principal teacher of English at the Dundee school, had her hair cut in front of cheering pupils in the school hall.
She hoped to collect £500 but has more than doubled that figure with her fundraising total currently at £1,285.
Fundraising head shave for Children in Need
Diane revealed how she was ‘persuaded’ to have her locks shaved off for a worthy cause.
She said: “A group of S6 pupils approached me and asked if I would consider having a buzz cut done for Children in Need to help their fundraising.
“I felt it was an easy thing I could do to support them and the good causes that will benefit.”
She continued: “To be honest, I was very proud of their persuasive skills.
“Having given it some thought, I decided that life is short and I would regret not taking the opportunity – more than I would regret being bald.”
A hairdresser from Diane’s regular hair salon, Charlie Taylor Hair and Beauty, agreed to perform the cut.
Staff and pupils ‘cheering and applauding’
Diane said she was really pleased to be able do something to help Children In Need.
“It felt great. The hall was full of bairns and staff cheering and applauding!
“I did not share the page with pupils, just with friends, family, colleagues, and followers on Twitter.
“But some pupils have sought it out and given money.”
She added: “I know this money will go to help many children who really need it and I am delighted.”