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Finley urges others to become LifeShavers this September

14-year-old Hair-o Finley, from Stowmarket, took on the Big Buzz in support of his friend and now he’s urging others to do the same during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Finley urges others to become LifeShavers this September

Courageous Finley made the local newspapers earlier this year when he was compelled to raise money by having his head shaved when a close friend was diagnosed with leukaemia.

Finley says: “I chose to support CLIC Sargent because I knew that the charity was supporting my friend and his family throughout his treatment.

“CLIC Sargent has been a lifeline for my friend and his family; I know that once a month a Social Worker from CLIC Sargent visits their home to give them amazing emotional and practical support.”

This September, CLIC Sargent is encouraging people to become Hair-o’s in a bid to raise £170 – enough to provide one family with a CLIC Sargent grant to help meet the immediate costs of a cancer.

Finley adds: “I would encourage others to become Hair-o’s because it’s an amazing thing to do that can raise so much money and awareness for CLIC Sargent - it really makes you feel proud.

“I'm proud I was able to raise £600 with my head shave and hope that it can continue helping children and young people with cancer.

“I am also extremely grateful for all the support I was given by friends, family and sponsors.”

Take the challenge!

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Daisy Turner says: “This September we’re asking people to take on the £170 challenge, maybe those who are brave enough will follow in Finley’s footsteps but there are lots of other ways to get involved.

“We know that for many families of young cancer patients, cancer has a devastating impact on their finances.

“Many have to face mounting costs and dwindling income.

“They have to take time off work and deal with the stress of unexpected costs: travel to and from hospitals, hospital car parking and more.

“The grant CLIC Sargent gives to families after a child is diagnosed with cancer, is to help stop unexpected costs like parking and petrol becoming a problem.”

Find out more

To find out how you can organise your own event for CLIC Sargent, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Daisy Turner on 01284 829 090 or email: daisy.turner@clicsargent.org.uk.

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