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Maplesden Noakes School allow my son to shave his head for cancer.

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My Son Raif Valery, who attends The Maplesden Noakes School in Maidstone Kent, is fund raising for Macmillan Cancer Charity.

He has so far raised £185 for this worthy cause by pledging to 'Brave the Shave' on 10th April 2017.

However The Maplesden Noakes School have told him if he goes ahead with this he will be put into internal isolation until his hair grows back. Raif has his GCSE's this year so any time spent in isolation could have a detrimental effect on his grades.

I think the school should be making an example of his awareness of this worthy cause and should be supporting him not threatening him and potentially jeopardising his attempts to raise money. What message is The Maplesden Noakes School sending by placing higher import on hair length than on raising money for charity and in addition what message does it send to kids with cancer who have lost their hair?

Please sign the petition and allow my wonderful son to continue with his fund raising AND with with his education.

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