Three first year students from Esher College have shaved their heads to raise money for charity.

Rob Foster, 16, from Teddington, Rory Toner, 16, from Surbiton, and Finn Cole, 17, from Kingston, had their heads and beards shaved for Shooting Star Children’s Hospice and have so far raised more than £300.

Each year in the autumn term, students take part in charity week and choose a cause.

Student Holly Labacik 17, from Claygate, picked Shooting Star Children’s Hospice as the chosen charity in memory of her nephew, Louis Morgan, who died aged seven in August 2011.

Holly said: “The Shooting Star Hospice gave Louis the opportunity for happiness during his life and offered services to his family after his death.

“The Shooting Star Hospice has been giving families like Louis’ a chance to give their children happy lives for the short amount of time they are here, and we would like to help them continue to do so by fundraising.”

Before half term, students embarked on a range of fundraising activities including cake sales, wearing their pyjamas to college and treasure hunts.