02/02/2015 04:05 GMT | Updated 02/02/2015 04:59 GMT

'Free Stan Lock' Campaign Raises £5000 After Student Excluded For Shaving Head For Charity


A North Somerset teen has been excluded from school after shaving his head to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Research.

After seeing the disease affect members of his family, the 14-year-old started the campaign on JustGiving. But the headmaster at the Churchill Academy deemed the haircut "too extreme" and punished the boy.

Stan decided to set up a petition which has received over 1,000 signatures, but the school demands he stays in exclusion until his hair has grown to "at least a number two".

Before the uproar over his exclusion, Stan had raised more than £200 for Macmillan. The figure now stands at almost £5,000.

"We've had a number of friends and family affected by cancer, and though it has been nothing recent, it is something that's been playing on his mind," Stan's mother told the Daily Mirror.

"I'd hoped the school would have shown some element of judgment and would have made an exception."