Bold nine year old from Bristol, Sophie Lowe, created a buzz when she shaved her hair to support children and young people with cancer, and their families.
With the support of friends, family and the community, Sophie got up close and personal with the hair clippers on 1 August at Keynsham Cricket Club and raised an amazing £3,047.30.
The event is part of CLIC Sargent’s Big Buzz campaign, which encourages people to become a “life-shaver” to support children and young people with cancer, many of whom lose their hair during treatment.
Sophie said: “I’m shaving my head for CLIC Sargent because I would like to show my support for children and young people with cancer. I was scared and nervous about the head shave but children and young people being treated for cancer don’t have a choice about losing their hair.”
I know the money is going to a fantastic cause and that is what’s inspiring me to go through with it.
Sophie’s mum, Abi said: “I am so proud of Sophie, this is an incredibly brave thing to do and both Nick and I are delighted with the amount of money she has raised.
"We would like to thank everyone who has donated to Sophie’s page. We would also like to thank Bristol Sausage Shop for donating the sausages for the BBQ and Keynsham Cricket Club for hosting the event.”
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manger Kiren Fernandes, said: “I’d like to say a huge thank you to Sophie for joining our Big Buzz campaign and becoming a ‘life-shaver’. We are absolutely blown away by the amazing amount of money she has managed to raise for us."
Every day ten children and young people hear the devastating news they have cancer. Many will lose their hair during treatment and our Big Buzz campaign gives you the chance to show support for them by shaving your head and raising money for CLIC Sargent.
Sign up to The Big Buzz and help CLIC Sargent support children and young people with cancer, and their families.