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Posted on Friday 27 May 2022
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This is truly awe-inspiring stuff….

Officers from Weardale neighbourhood team attended Stanhope Barrington primary school this morning (May 27) to present a special young girl with a ‘Young Heroes award’.

Young Heroes is a police award for young people who go above and beyond in their communities to make them a better and safer place for us all.

Jennifer Anderson, a Year 4 student at the school, has grown her hair for two years, and for the second time had it cut off and donated it to ‘The Little Princess Trust’.

In 2021, Jennifer managed to raise £450 from her first cut and more recently raised £350 from her second cut.

Her fundraising total now sits at a whopping £800.

‘The Little Princess Trust’ provide free real hair wigs to children and young people, up to 24, who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment and other conditions.

Headteacher, Mrs Cross from Stanhope Barrington primary school said: “We are all very proud of Jennifer. Our school vision is kindness, fellowship and confidence and through her actions Jennifer has shown that she lives and breathes our vision.

“She has been incredibly kind to make such a sacrifice for others; she has shown empathy and compassion for other people and has been really brave and confident to have her hair cut off for this amazing charity. We are delighted that she has been given this award in recognition of her huge act of kindness.”

Community Safety Responder Jamie Clarkson from Weardale neighbourhood team said: “We love hearing of amazing stories like this and we were very moved when we heard about Jennifer’s.

“We didn’t have to think twice about rewarding Jennifer with our Young Heroes award for May - it is a very brave thing for Jennifer to do and hopefully will help to make some young people very happy.”

Well done Jennifer, keep being awesome!

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