Orpington hero raises £1,400 in Big Buzz challenge

Lesia Bennett set herself a chop, raise and shave challenge after a close friend finished cancer treatment - and raised nearly £1,400 for CLIC Sargent.

Orpington hero raises £1,400 in Big Buzz challenge

Following some amazing support from friends, family and colleagues, Lesia managed to raise over £2,780 for CLIC Sargent and The Claire Sadler Trust Fund, with £1,396 going towards helping CLIC Sargent to continue its work with children and young people with cancer.

Lesia said: “My beautiful friend helped me to select these organisations that helped her and her family during her treatment. I am so happy that she has now finished her treatment and loving life.

“Knowing that these organisations helped her I want to raise money to ensure their work keeps going to help and benefit others”

How your money can help

The money Lesia has raised could pay for up to 60 hours of a CLIC Sargent Social Worker’s time, whilst they work to meet families soon after diagnosis, to help them understand and cope with the emotional, practical and financial effects of cancer, through treatment and beyond. 

Rocking her new look

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Verity Gallagher said: “Many children and young people lose their hair as a result of treatment. 

“Lesia has shown an amazing amount of support for those going through this difficult time and she’s rocking her new look!” 

Find out more

To find out how you can take part in the Big Buzz challenge, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Verity Gallagher on 0208 752 2867 or email: verity.gallagher@clicsargent.org.uk.