Inspirational teacher of 25 years raises over £1300 in seven days after shaving her head for charity

By Jill Dando News

Sharon Boneham of Priory Community School Academy in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset ‘Braved the Shave’ for Cancer Research and Little Princess Trust and has already smashed her £400 target, and the money continues to come in.

Sharon, a design and technology teacher, discovered she has breast cancer at the start of Lockdown which prompted the charity feat. She spent lots of Lockdown making scrubs for the NHS as part of The Priory Learning Trust’s work to help battle Covid19.

Sharon Boneham

This week she finished her shave in a bid to raise lots of money for the two brilliant charities.

She said: “Like so many others I had my treatment delayed by months as they could only do a few CT scans a day and MRI scans due to extra cleaning needed, because of Covid-19. The operation I needed had a huge waiting list.

“So here I am now! 2 operations later, about to start Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy. 

“Before I start I want to make a positive out of a bad situation. Please support me, to turn this into something positive!”

Two years ago Sharon starred on the BBC Two programme Family Cooking Showdown along with her family, reaching the quarter finals.

She is also a cooking You-tuber for the children at school setting up “Cooking with Miss Boneham” so the students could keep cooking. 

Principal Angelos Markoutsas said: “Sharon is a fantastic person and staff member. She really is an inspiration.”