13 year old Heather from Newton Abbot, will be taking part in CLIC Sargent’s Big Buzz by shaving her hair to raise funds for children and young people with cancer.
The Big Buzz gives people the chance to show their support for young cancer patients by getting creative with their hair.
Heather said: “I’m shaving my head for CLIC Sargent because I want to raise money and awareness of the charity and give my hair to make wigs for children.
"I am hoping to raise lots of money to help children and young people who are coping with cancer.”
Heather’s Big Buzz event will take place on 19 July at South Dartmoor Community College. On the day, students from the college will be showing their support for Heather by taking part in a non-uniform day to help with her fundraising.
Local hairdressers, Plum in Buckfastleigh, have also leant their support and will be wielding the clippers at the event.
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager, Sarah Shaw said: “I’d like to say a huge thank you to Heather for joining our Big Buzz campaign and becoming a ‘life-shaver’."
Show your support
Currently, Heather aims to raise £5,000 for CLIC Sargent from her Big Buzz fundraising event.
This amount could pay for a CLIC Sargent Nurse for a month whilst they coordinate clinical and non-clinical care for young cancer patients, to maximise the amount of time they can safely spend at home.
Alternatively, you can make a text donation of £5 by texting 'TYBN93 £5' to 70070.
Find out more
Please visit our school fundraising ideas page for more suggestions about how your school can help raise funds for children and young people with cancer.