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Supporting the Roma Early Learning Challenge

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Thomas Acton

Turn the shaggy professor into the skinhead professor!

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Roma Support Group

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Thomas Acton is the original absent-minded professor of Romani Studies. He ran the first Gypsy Council caravan summer school in an illegal camp in 1967, and has been working for education of Roma/Gypsies/Travellers ever since. Such is his dedication that he's barely even had time to have a haircut (see photo). PLEASE support friends, family and colleagues in sponsoring him to get a shave and a No.1 haircut, in support of the Roma Early Learning challenge.

Event details

Early Learning Matters

He'll be wearing his academic gown and playing the violin while Roma hairdresser to the cognoscenti, Surish, will be taking it all off on September 6 that the Olympic Legacy park in Newham. Come and watch! Make sure it happens by sponsoring him for this very worthy cause.
Full details of the appeal are given at

Event date

06-September-2014 00:00  - 
06-September-2014 00:00

Event type

Sponsored Hair Cut

Event is completed


Newham Olympic Park Westfield Avenue,



Donation by Anonymous
on 19-09-2014
£5.00 gift aid
Well done, a renewed thoroughbred!
Donation by Maria
on 19-09-2014
£5.00 gift aid
So pleased to support this project. Looking forward to seeing the result. Brendan and Susan Caffrey
Donation by Brendan and Susan Caffrey
on 18-09-2014
£0.00 gift aid
We won't recognise you now! Kees and Sheila
Donation by Anonymous
on 18-09-2014
£5.00 gift aid
What a hair-raising experience, Thomas. Great that you Acton your commitment and don't sit around violin away the time. May you be supported in your support work all ways. Bis bald, Pun ita
Donation by Anonymous
on 18-09-2014
£0.00 gift aid
Great stuff Thomas - and looking forward to seeing the results tomorrow!
Donation by Margaret Greenfields
on 09-09-2014
£5.00 gift aid
A great challenge and cause - well done!
Donation by Anonymous
on 08-09-2014
£7.50 gift aid
Well done Thomas better to be a skinhead than a hippy!
Donation by David S
on 06-09-2014
£5.00 gift aid
What a great project! Blessing the Roma children of Luton - and smartening up the professor - Martin Burrell -Luton Roma Church
Donation by Martin Burrell
on 02-09-2014
£5.00 gift aid
Good luck, Thomas. Take good care of that violin!!
Donation by Paul Wingrove
on 01-09-2014
£2.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £540.00
Offline Donations: £216.25
Total Raised: £756.25
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £846.25

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