Eddie Burridge is turning heads with his new look after becoming a LifeShaver, raising over £1,300 for children and young people with cancer.
Eddie braved the clippers as part of the CLIC Sargent’s Big Buzz event, which encourages people to shave their heads to support children and young people with cancer, many of whom lose their hair during treatment.
The sponsored head shave was held in Parkstone Yacht Club in Poole and was watched and encouraged by over 60 family and friends, including family friend Alfie Roberts.
Alfie, aged nine, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia on his sixth birthday, and has recently come off treatment. Alfie kick-started the evening with the first cut of Eddie’s hair.
Eddie said: "It felt very strange to have my head shaved in front of an audience. However they had waited three weeks to see it happen. The banter was brilliant, and having Alfie there showed them that there are successes in this very important work.
“The pink hair and eyebrows caused much merriment, and the fact that the eyebrows raised an extra £40 for the fun of shaving them off, added to the evening.
“I am hoping the final figure will be in excess of £1,300. I am indebted to Parkstone Yacht Club, for the use of the clubhouse, and also to Motor Dealer Group (Rob Kirk) for their generous donation.
“All in all a great night, and would I do it again? The answers is YES!”
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Alfie's mother Claire Roberts
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Joy Morley said: “I’d like to say a huge thank you to Eddie Burridge for becoming a LifeShaver for CLIC Sargent. I think the finished result looks amazing!"