A bold grandfather from Poole will be making a buzz when he has his head shaved in September to raise money for CLIC Sargent for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
Eddie Burridge, 70, will be getting up close and personal with the hair clippers on 27 September at the Parkstone Yacht Club, whose committee has kindly donated the venue so Eddie can invite a large crowd of support to witness his bravery.
It is all part of CLIC Sargent’s Big Buzz challenge, which encourages people to become a 'life-shaver' to support children and young people with cancer, many of whom lose their hair during treatment.
Eddie said: “I’m shaving my head for CLIC Sargent because, as a family we have experienced the trauma of losing a member of our family at a very tender age from childhood cancer.
“I am at the moment filling my time with trying to get quite a few sponsors, prior to the event. Many more will be donating on the evening, and afterwards, when they see the photos on Facebook and on CLIC Sargent’s website.
“I am hoping to raise £750 to help children and young people who are coping with cancer. It could be more depending on my talks with Jem Racing, Dorset’s leading Independent Bookmakers, who are supporting the event."
Thank you Eddie
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Joy Morley said: “I’d like to say a huge thank you to Eddie for joining our Big Buzz Campaign and becoming a ‘life-shaver’.
“Every day 10 children and young people hear the devastating 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."