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Hair gift

09 May 2014

SHE is only 14, but Megan Williamson was chosen to take part with the Archbishop of York, Dr Sentamu, in his Good Friday meditation broadcast on BBC Radio 4.

Dr Sentamu's meditation on the crucifixion was made through the sounds, stories, and situations that he found as he walked around the city of York. These were interspersed with several Bible readings, recorded by Megan in Holy Week. She went with the Archbishop to Bootham Bar, Cliffords Tower, and, finally, to York Minster, where she met the Dean, the Very Revd Vivienne Faull (left).

Megan said that she had felt honoured to be asked to read with the Archbishop, and everyone involved had been helpful and friendly.

She is a pupil at Archbishop Holgate's School, York, and has had lead roles in dramatic performances that have formed part of the Holy Week, Easter, and Christmas services for the past two years.

She was chosen not only for her speaking and performing skills, Richard Nihill, the lay chaplain at the school, says, but also for her charitable work. She recently had her long hair cut off for the Little Princess Trust, which supplies real-hair wigs for children who have had cancer treatment and other illnesses that have caused them to lose their hair. She also raised just over £1000 for the trust - enough to pay the costs of making at least three wigs.

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