Lisa Bowen of High Wycombe recently took a memorable trip to the hairdressers. She had 13 inches cut off her hair to raise almost £300 for children and young people with cancer.
The event took place on Tuesday 21 October at Spirit Hair Company, who cut Lisa's hair cut free of charge in the spirit of charitable giving. So far £295.25 has been raised for young cancer patients. Lisa's hair has been donated to the Little Princess Trust to become a wig for a child with cancer.
Lisa said: "I did this event for my friend's three-year-old daughter who is currently undergoing treatment for cancer. I have a daughter myself and as a parent it breaks my heart to know that children her age have to be brave and strong to fend off this disease. If I had a magic wand I'd make my friends daughter well again.
"As my friend’s daughter has lost all her hair due to the chemotherapy I decided I'd have mine cut off and donated to be made into a wig. To me it's just hair that will grow back, but to a child without hair, having a wig might make them feel that bit more confident and hopefully bring a smile to their face."
Lisa cut her hair as part of CLIC Sargent’s Big Buzz Campaign, which encourages people to shave their heads to support children and young people with cancer, many of whom lose their hair during treatment.
Fundraising Manager at CLIC Sargent, Hannah Worrall, said: "We are so grateful to Lisa for taking on such an amazing challenge for two extremely worthwhile causes."
There is still time to sponsor Lisa. Just visit: http://www.justgiving.com/Lisa-Bowen1