Dinner lady turns pink for charity

Wiltshire Times: Aloeric School dinner lady Ollie Gerrish, who dyed her hair pink, with her are son Jack, five, and pupils Josh and Sophie, both nine Aloeric School dinner lady Ollie Gerrish, who dyed her hair pink, with her are son Jack, five, and pupils Josh and Sophie, both nine

MELKSHAM dinner lady Ollie Gerrish gave pupils at Aloeric School a shock last week when she turned up with bright pink hair.

The mother-of-two, who also works part-time at the town’s Asda store, had the makeover to celebrate the fifth anniversary of her 12-year-old daughter’s remission from leukaemia, and to raise funds for children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent.

Her daughter Tamara attends Melksham Oak Community School.

Mrs Gerrish said: “My husband did the Barcelona Banger Rally in 2008 and raised nearly £6,000, and my parents have raised money too.

“Now she’s at the five-year mark, which means there is a 99 per cent chance it won’t come back, I thought it’s my turn.”

To sponsor Mrs Gerrish visit www.justgiving.com/olivia-gerrish

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