Lottie and Sophie's Big Buzz raises almost £300

Sophie and Lottie from Blackwater Primary School have shaved their hair as part of the CLIC Sargent's Big Buzz event, raising almost £300 for young cancer patients.

Lottie and Sophie's Big Buzz raises almost £300

The Big Buzz gives people the chance to show their support for children and young people with cancer by getting creative with their hair.

Sophie and Lottie’s sponsored Big Buzz head shave was held at Primary School where the two girls were watched and encouraged by all their fellow pupils.

Lottie said: “I was really nervous about having my hair shaved off but because my brother and Sophie’s cousin died from cancer, I wanted to raise lots of money for all the children who are poorly.”

Lottie’s mum, Steph Williams who is also CLIC Sargent's Truro Shop Manager said: “As a family we all want to support CLIC Sargent as they helped treat our son Jordan who sadly passed away in 1996. Jordan would have been 21 this year and was Lottie’s inspiration for her head shave.”

Sophie said: “I was so nervous like Lottie but I knew the money was going to a good cause.”

The money that Lottie and Sophie raised could pay for a family to stay in one of CLIC Sargent's Homes from Home for a week whilst their child receives cancer treatment in a medical centre located nearby.

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager, Stephanie Cherington-Rimmell said: “I’d like to say a huge thank you to Sophie and Lottie for being so brave. I think they both look fantastic with their new looks and I am so proud of them for deciding to do this themselves.

“I would also like to thank Westcountry Cars who very generously sponsored the girls £100 for their efforts and Blackwater School who are continuing to support CLIC Sargent through other events."

Find out more

To find out how you or your school can organise a Big Buzz event in aid of CLIC Sargent, please contact Stephanie Cherington-Rimmell on 01392 882 040 or e-mail: stephanie.cherington-rimmell@clicsargent.org.uk.

Please visit our school fundraising ideas page for more suggestions about how your school can help raise funds for children and young people with cancer.