Joanne and her friends are turning heads with their new looks after becoming 'life-shavers' for CLIC Sargent, to help support children and young people with cancer and their families.
Mum Joanne, from Paignton, shattered her original target and raised £4,771 for CLIC Sargent when she decided to shave her head in support of her daughter and the charity.
Joanne said: “On 4 December, our youngest daughter Leah was diagnosed with a brain tumour, after four operations and numerous setbacks Leah is still fighting and smiling her way through chemotherapy.”
“When we knew Leah would lose her hair I said I wanted to shave my head to raise money for CLIC Sargent and I managed to recruit some other exceptional friends that were willing to shave their heads as well.”
“On 16 February the event was held at Roselands Community Nursery and Playschool, scores of family and friends attended and made the day extraordinarily special.”
“Special thanks go to the other head shavers, Claire, Neil, Clive, Fred and Brian, Roselands community nursery and playschool for the use of the building free of charge, to every single person who helped us achieve this amazing sum of money, to Luscombe Organic Drinks for a very generous donation and to every single person who helped organise the day.”
Stephanie Cherington-Rimmell, Fundraising Manager for CLIC Sargent says: “We are very grateful to Joanne and all her family and friends for supporting CLIC Sargent and facing the razor! Its costs CLIC Sargent on average £4,000 to support each child through their cancer treatment. Joanne has smashed that and raised even more than hoped. Well done and thank you to all.”