Rugby Club players become 'life shavers' to support CLIC Sargent

Players from Bristol Imperial Rugby Club have shaved their heads to show their support for CLIC Sargent’s Big Buzz.

Players from the rugby club shaved their heads to support fellow player, Mike's 11 year old son Kieran, who has canceer and is being supported by CLIC Sargent.

Kieran is being treated at the Bristol Children’s Hospital and CLIC Sargent is providing his family with the clinical, practical and emotional support.

It was anticipated that Kieran would lose his hair when he started his third week of radiotherapy, so his dad decided to shave his head at the same time. Kieran's uncle also followed with the same pledge, along with the rest of his dad's rugby team. Even Kieran's seven year old brother Ben joined in.

The Big Buzz event

The head shaving event took place at the Bristol South Sport Centre in support of the Big Buzz campaign. This new, fun initiative is encouraging people to ‘be a life-shaver’ to help raise money for children and young people with cancer.

Kieran wanted to be the first to have his hair shaved, before a queue of more than 20 people, including one female head shaver, followed suit. A former member of the rugby team who had moved to Canada also joined in by having his head shave filmed.

Kieran's mum Rachael said: "We think it is remarkable that everyone has been so kind at the club. It probably keeps us strong and keeps us going, because we know there are a lot of people there supporting us."

Kiren Fernandes, Fundraising Manager at CLIC Sargent said: “CLIC Sargent’s Big Buzz campaign is about raising vital funds to help support the thousands of families whose children are affected by cancer each year. It is amazing that Mike, Rachel and Kieran are happy to give something back at what must be a very difficult time for their family. I am sure that Kieran is hugely helped by the support that the rugby club, friends and family are showing him.”

Make a donation

If you would like to make a donation towards Kieran's Big Buzz fundraiser, please visit his JustGiving fundraising page.

Get involved

To find out more about how you could change your hair to change lives, please visit our Big Buzz page or contact our Big Buzz team on 08451 212 492 or email: