Talented face painter Zoe, of Smarty Arty Facepainting, and her partner Lea have gone the extra mile to raise funds for children and young people with cancer. Every day since 31 August, Lea has shaved her hair off in readiness for Zoe to paint a spectacular design on her head, raising vital funds for CLIC Sargent.
The local community really got behind the initiative, with people donating £5 to choose a new design for Lea's head. Each donated design has been created on a particular date between 31 August and 18 December 2015.
Fundraising with a difference
Face painter Zoe said: “Lea and I wanted to raise money by doing something crazy, with a fun element, to grab people’s attention, and it certainly did!
“We knew that we would be dedicating so much time to this so it was an ideal opportunity to raise money for a deserving cause.
“We chose to support CLIC Sargent as they are currently supporting 187 children and young people living with cancer in Kent. Two of these young adults are from in Herne Bay.
“There was so much demand to support these families by donating designs that we decided to extend our fundraising by 80 days. We had no idea it would be so popular.
“The support we have received from our local community is truly heart warming. We really can’t thank them enough, as it has made our fundraising efforts all the more enjoyable.”
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Hannah Auer said: “The ladies have shown so much dedication to raising money through their unique fundraising concept.
“I’ve been glancing at their Facebook page daily to check the new designs Zoe has created and that Lea is ‘wearing’. I commend Lea’s confidence in wearing the designs – she goes about her day sporting her new look, and she really pulls it off!
“I’d like to thank them both for all their fundraising efforts; they have been a pleasure to work with!”