Three women with ties to The Manor School in Melksham have had their hair dyed bright colours in preparation for a charity headshave next week.

The women are having their heads shaved next Saturday to support two teachers from the school and another from Rowdeford School in Devizes, who will climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for their chosen charities.

Those walking around with bright coloured hair at the moment include chairman of governors Beckie Raymond, 39, who as a result of her job at the Ministry of Defence in Corsham is supporting teacher Fiona MacRae, who is doing the climb for Help for Heroes.

She said: “People have been so generous and Fiona has already hit her target of £5,000, so she has now doubled it.

“I had to ask permission from my boss to dye my hair, but people have been so supportive. My colleagues at work have bought a helicopter ride to raffle on the night of the headshave and another colleague has bought a Thorntons hamper.”

Also sporting bright hair is Andrea Kemp, a teaching assistant at The Manor School who is supporting assistant headteacher Lucy Swift raising money for International Childcare Trust, and Ali Wrigglesworth, vulnerable children co-ordinator, who has teamed up with Hannah Brotherton from Rowdeford School for NET Patient Foundation.