Local schoolgirls shave hair to raise money for animal welfare

Two Penarth schoolgirls have shaved their hair off and raised £200 for the animal welfare charity, Worldwide Veterinary Service.

Emma Woodhall, aged 10, decided to shave off her hair to raise money for the charity, which provides veterinary care and training across the globe.

Speaking of her decision, Emma said: “I believe that animal’s lives are just as important as ours and shaving my hair off for Worldwide Veterinary Service has helped people to realise that.”

Inspired by Emma’s passion for the cause, her best friend Lily also joined in the effort – together they raised £200.

Emma’s mother, Lucy, was exceptionally proud of the girl’s commitment. She said: “They are very inspiring, and they’ve loved every minute of this challenge!”

Emma is a member of the Young Vets Club, the children’s branch of Worldwide Veterinary

Service, which works with young people who care about animal welfare. As part of the scheme, members take part in activities throughout the year and receive updates about an animal they have sponsored.

Nicky Cook, International Education Manager at Worldwide Veterinary Service, said: “Emma has

been an active member of our Young Vets Club ever since she joined but this level of dedication

still came as a surprise. I can’t thank Emma and Lily enough for their efforts. Also, a huge thanks to their parents for allowing the girls to do this.”

Young people can join the Young Vets Club at: www.youngvetsclub.com.