A bold 20 year old will be making a buzz when she has her head shaved to raise money for children and young people with cancer, and their families.
Laura Drew, from Carmarthen, will be getting up close and personal with the hair clippers on Sunday 6 September 2015.
It is all 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.
Laura said: “I’m shaving my head for CLIC Sargent as I have had friends and family who have or are still fighting cancer.
“My childhood friend Emily had leukaemia at a young age and I saw how brave she was.
"Growing up together she was always there for me and I felt as if it was my turn to do something in return to thank her.
“Two years ago I shaved my friend Kay’s hair off as she was losing it due to her treatment for bowel cancer, it was one of the hardest things I ever had to do but seeing her so brave and embrace her bald head was beautiful.
"I will also be donating my hair to the Little Princess Trust.
I feel nervous about the head shave but children being treated for cancer don’t have a choice about losing their hair.
“I know the money is going to a fantastic cause in CLIC Sargent and that is what’s inspiring me to go through with it."
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Hannah Worrall said: “I’d like to say a huge thank you to Laura for joining our Big Buzz campaign and becoming a ‘life-shaver’.
“At the moment we can only help two out of three children and young people diagnosed with cancer. We want to reach as many as possible and with your support we can do this.”
Show your support
To help Laura support children and young people with cancer donate to her official JustGiving page or text LMHS79 £1 to 70070 to donate £1.