Woman going bald for charity tops Harrow Times most-read story via Facebook list

Harrow Times: Mani Hirani shaved her head for charity Mani Hirani shaved her head for charity

A story about an investment banker who raised more than £9,000 by having her head shaved for charity drew in the most readers from Facebook in 2013.

The Harrow Times' annual web figures released this week, show more than 1,012 people read the story about Mani Hirani's fundraising efforts via a link on Facebook.

Mrs Hirani, 39, of Stanmore, raised £9,390 for St Luke’s Hospice, based in Harrow, the 240 Project, which looks after socially excluded and vulnerable adults, and the Honeypot Children’s Charity.

The second Harrow Times story from this year to receive the most hits via Facebook was about students who raised money for their teacher’s brother who was injured serving in Afghanistan.

Pupils of tutor group 10CJ from Park High School, Stanmore, raised money for the brother of their teacher Chris Jones.

His brother Tim was injured by an improvised explosive device while he was on tour in Afghanistan with the 1st Battalion Princess of Wales Royal Regiment in November 2011.

Without their teacher knowing, the class pulled together and organised a cake sale to raise £132 for charity Help for Heroes.

Tim Jones visited pupils at the school to thank them for their hard work raising the money.

Meanwhile, the most read story via Twitter was about detectives hunting a man after a teenage girl was the victim of a serious sexual assault near Harrow-on-the-Hill station.

A total of 1,086 people accessed the story via the social networking site.

The attacker followed the 17-year-old when she got off a train and assaulted her outside the station in Clarendon Road opposite the Royal Oak pub.

Our latest web figures also show that the most searched for word via the Harrow Times website in 2013 was “cannabis”, with a total of 642 searches.

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