An English teacher at Park High School in Stanmore has raised a staggering £7,000 - with more still coming - for children's charity The Little Princess Trust by shaving her head.
The Little Princess Trust is a charity that makes specialist wigs with real hair for children who are battling the visual effects of diseases such as cancer and alopecia.
Prema Dattani Velji not only raised money through sponsorship, but also donated her cut hair, which will help to make a wig for a sick child.
With an initial fundraising goal of £1,500, Prema has surpassed her target by more than £5,500.
To raise the money, Prema and her father Ashok Dattani held an event at Flavours in Edgware on Sunday (February 29), with the help of venue owner Mr Amish Dattani.
The event was attended by around 90 people, and involved speeches, a quiz, a three-course meal and music.
At the end of the event a hairdresser - Biba Smith - shaved Prema's head and kept the hair for donation.
On her inspiration to run this fundraising event, Prema said: "A few years ago, I had the pleasure and the honour of meeting an inspirational 18-year-old girl named Fatima.
"Her sister had lost her battle to cancer a few years before and Fatima decided she wanted to raise funds to help other young children who were battling the same illness. This is when she decided to go bald and shave off her stunning, long locks.
"She donated her hair to The Little Princess Trust and the £1500 she raised was donated to Cancer Research. She talked with such passion and with such adoration for her sister; I was thoroughly inspired by what this 18-year-old girl had done.
"My hair has always been my pride and joy. I grew up with curly locks and much to my mum's despair, I was introduced to the amazing GHDs!
"Throughout my younger years, I dyed my hair the colours of the rainbow and styled it in the most daring ways."
Prema finally had the courage to shave her head after her grandfather passed away in April 2015.
She said: "Dada was a great charity man, and spent a lot of his life raising money for and assisting the under privileged... I made a promise to him that I would always try my utmost best to help future generations.
"I promised Dada that on top of my day job as a secondary school English teacher, I would always go above and beyond for children and their needs."
Prema is still accepting donations for her charity event. If you would like to donate, please visit her JustGiving page .
To find out more about The Little Princess Trust, or to donate your own hair, please visit their website here .