A GIRL from Wem has helped raised money for her local NHS Trust by shaving her head.

Sophie Morris, who is a Year 9 pupil at Thomas Adams, has shaved her head for the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust (SaTH), as a way of giving back to the hospitals that have been under considerable stress throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sophie has also been under the care of the Trust from a young age, giving an added incentive to give something back.

The original target for the fundraiser was £100, but Sophie has smashed her target, raising more than £700.

Mum Lisa said she was proud of Sophie's fundraising efforts.

"SaTH is our local NHS hospital charity," Lisa explained. "As well as supporting Sophie with several medical issues since birth they have also recently, and during these unprecedented times, been taking care of loved ones and Sophie wanted to give back as way of thanks.

"We are immensely proud of our beautiful girl and are very thankful for all the love and support she's had from our friends and family."

Meanwhile Sophie's school were also supportive of her efforts.

A spokesman for the school said: "Wow, Sophie Morris in Year 9 has been extremely brave and shaved off all her hair for charity.

"Sophie decided to fund raise for SaTH in appreciation for all their hard work and great care, particularly in the current unprecedented times.

"Everyone at Thomas Adams is extremely proud and you really are an inspiration."

The fundraiser is still open and anyone wishing to donate should visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/SophieElizabethMorris