A Student at the University of Cumbria is turning heads with her new look after becoming a 'life-shaver' for CLIC Sargent.
'Life shaver' Ellie raises £1,200
Ellie braved the clippers as part of the charity’s Big Buzz campaign which encourages people to shave their heads to support children and young people with cancer, many of whom lose their hair during treatment.
The sponsored head shave was held in the Student Union and watched and encouraged by excited friends.
Ellie said: “I was watching Surprise Surprise on ITV and saw a that a 14 year old girl had shaved her head for charity in front of her whole school.
"I thought that if a young girl like her was brave enough to do it then anyone could. So I signed up a week later. It was worth it as I’ve raised about £1,200 for CLIC Sargent.”
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Vicki Moore, said: “I’d like to say a huge thank you to Ellie for becoming a ‘life-shaver’ for CLIC Sargent. I think the finished result looks amazing!
“Every day ten children and young people hear the 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.”
Show your support
If you would like to show your support for Ellie's head shave, please visit her official JustGiving page to make a donation.
Find out more
Visit the Big Buzz section for more information on how you can become a 'life shaver'.
To find out about other ways you can help raise funds for CLIC Sargent, please contact Vicki Moore on 0113 288 3224 or email: email@example.com.