15-year-old creates a buzz with head shave for CLIC Sargent

Phoebe Harris, from Banbury, is turning heads with her new look after becoming a 'life-shaver' for CLIC Sargent, raising over £1,000 for children and young people with cancer.

15-year-old creates a buzz with head shave for CLIC Sargent

The sponsored head shave was held at local music event, Chacombebury Festival, watched and encouraged by her close family and a enthusiastic festival crowd.

Phoebe said: “Although I have wanted to shave my head for charity for a long time, when it came to the event taking place I was very nervous. I was shaking even before the scissors reached my head.

"But with all the support around me and the positive comments from the crowd of people watching I soon relaxed and began to enjoy the experience.

“Many people said what a great cause the charity is as many people perceive cancer to be a disease for the older generation, but it isn’t and it is important to give support to younger people suffering from cancer.

“I have been very proud of myself doing this event especially since so far I have raised £1,074 with donations still coming in from friends.”

Thank you Phoebe

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager James McDonald said: “I’d like to say a huge thank you to Phoebe for becoming a ‘life-shaver’ for CLIC Sargent. I think the finished result looks amazing!

“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."

Find out more

To find out how you could take part in the Big Buzz for CLIC Sargent, please contact the Big Buzz team on 08451 212 492 or email: thebigbuzz@clicsargent.org.uk.