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Bryanston housemaster aims to raise £23,000 to rebuild Nepalese primary school

Jack Dickson, Housemaster of Shaftesbury House and art teacher at Bryanston, has offered to have his distinctive, trademark dreadlocks shaved if the school can raise £23,000 or more in promises by 19 November towards rebuilding a remote area of earthquake-stricken Nepal.

Why £23,000? Not only will this sum ($36,000) rebuild and equip an earthquake-resistant primary school in Marpak VDC, twenty-three is also the number of years Mr Dickson has been growing his hair.

Marpak VDC is a remote area near the epicentre of last year’s devastating earthquake which the school’s charities, Freedom Matters and Right4Children, have been tasked with rebuilding. The charities have nine primary schools and two secondary schools to rebuild, together with a health post and 1,100 houses. The area, just beneath Ganesh Himal, is five hours from any real civilisation and the devastation was complete.

We have reached the target and Mr Dickson will soon be having his hair cut. You can still make a donation at