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Nine-year-old Ryder Askin-Barclay raised $600 for his school last Friday by having his head shaved at the Southbrook School Spring Market, sacrificing his much-loved, long, plaited rat's tail in the process.
The school has benefited from Ryder's initiative and he has kept his severed rats tail as a memento.
Southbrook School board of trustees chairwoman and parent representative Liz McClure said Ryder organised the pub fundraiser himself, and raising so much money was a wonderful effort.
The market had 28 stalls, including one selling the school's popular cookbook, A Little Slice of Southbrook.
Liz said she was pleased with attendance at the market, which ran for four hours.
''It is a real community event and there has been an incredible turnout.''