Writhlington School student, Victoria Horroll, 16, cropped her locks in front of a cheering crowd of fellow pupils to raise over £2,000 for children and young people with cancer, and their families.
The trembling teenager fought back tears as her waist length hair was shaved into a crew cut. CLIC Sargent is a charity close to the families heart as her cousin, Sam Brock, was diagnosed with Leukemia when he was only 11 months old.
Vicky said: “This is my way of making a bold statement and really saying thank you for everything they did. I wanted to do something memorable and thought it was a good way to raise money for this incredible charity.
“It was a really challenging time for my family, we are all very close so we faced the hardship together. CLIC Sargent, a charity that supports children with cancer and their families, really helped us from the very beginning until he had the all clear."
Victoria was joined by her cousin, Sam, who cut off six plaits from around her head, whilst her father Graham Horroll had the emotional task of shaving his daughter’s hair down to a close crop using an electric razor.
Vicky has raised an amazing £2,210.89 from her challenge with more to come in.
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Kiren Fernandes, said: “I’d like to say a huge thank you to Vicky for becoming a ‘life-shaver’ for CLIC Sargent. I think the finished result looks amazing!"
Every day ten children and young people hear the 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.