Mike Farrington, Alternative Education Coordinator, wore a ‘Cassie’ (R&B singer) haircut for one week. Having grown his hair for about two years, Mike decided on a dramatic change of style. Sponsors voted for two styles (the other one was footballer Mario Balotelli’s) and the biggest money-raiser won.
Various staff members joined in to clip away half of Mike's locks. While the rest of the staff tried to keep a straight face, Mike carried on with his work with his usual calm and commitment.
Romsey Mill's Alternative Education programme works with 14-16-year-olds who are struggling to engage with education, and may have been excluded from school. With the principle, 'everyone can achieve', the programme finds ways to re-engage young people and lead them through accredited, vocational courses.
As well as smiles, Mike has raised over £300 so far. You can support him, and Romsey Mill, at www.justgiving.com/mike-farrington