Teenager Lauren took part in CLIC Sargent's Big Buzz fundraising campaign and bravely shaved her head to raise money for the charity, and celebrate 10 years of being cancer free.
Lauren, from west London was diagnosed with a Wilms’ Tumour in 2002, and to celebrate 10 years after being given the all clear, she wanted to do something dramatic to say thank you for the support she received from CLIC Sargent.
The Big Buzz encourages people to become a life-shaver to support children and young people with cancer, many of whom lose their hair during treatment.
All of Lauren’s school friends at Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls gathered in the Languages building to watch as she bravely had her hair shaved.
Lauren said: “I felt nervously excited about the head shave but children being treated for cancer don’t have a choice about losing their hair. I know the money I’ve raised is going to a fantastic cause and that is what inspired me to go through with it.
"I feel now is the time, just over 10 years on after being declared cancer free, that I am able to do something so big and dramatic to say thank you.”
Lauren has raised over £4,000 for CLIC Sargent - smashing her fundraising target. If you'd like to sponsor Lauren, please visit: www.justgiving.com/LaurensBigBuzz.
Watch Lauren's Big Buzz in action
Elizabeth Charing, Fundraising Manager for CLIC Sargent said "I want to say a huge thank you to Lauren for becoming a 'life-shaver' for CLIC Sargent. Such a fantastic way to celebrate her 10 year anniversary of being given the all clear.
"Every day 10 children and young people hear the devastating news they have cancer. Many will lose their hair during treatment, and by taking part in our Big Buzz campaign people can show their support by shaving their head and raising money for CLIC Sargent."