Bold 20 year old Ellie Lyver made a Big Buzz when she had her head shaved to raise money for CLIC Sargent.
Ellie, of Farnham, got up close and personal with the hair clippers on Sunday 15 September, as part of CLIC Sargent’s Big Buzz campaign. 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.
Ellie said: "I shaved my head for CLIC Sargent because they supported me and my family during my own treatment for cancer. In 2010, when I was 17, I was diagnosed with a very rare case of cancer; I’d been living with a slow-growing tumour since the day I was born. I am a survivor, and I desperately want to help other young people who are battling this evil disease.
"CLIC Sargent offered me a £170 grant when I was first diagnosed, which went a long way towards helping with the expensive hospital car park fees. Not only that but they have always been there to support me emotionally too, and are still here for me now almost four years on.
"I want to help spread the message that with or without hair, you are still exactly the same person inside - bald is beautiful!"
Ellie raised an incredible £3,685 to help children and young people who are coping with cancer.
Dan Powell, Fundraising Manager for CLIC Sargent, said: "I’d like to say a huge thank you to Ellie 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.
"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.”