An inspirational life shaver

15-year-old Grace Keen from Cheltenham shaved off her long brunette locks and has raised over £825 for children and young people with cancer, and their families.

An inspirational life shaver

Grace's brave fundraiser took place at her school hall during lunch break and both pupils and adults came along to watch for a £1 donation. Subsequently Grace raised £825 in support of her friend's brother who has cancer.  

The event is part of CLIC Sargent's Big Buzz campaign, which encourages people to become a “life-shaver” to support children and young people with cancer, many of whom lose their hair during treatment.

Grace said: “I am so pleased I did it for such an amazing charity and I’m actually very happy with my new look!”

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Hannah Worrall, said: “Grace has been a real star taking on such a brave fundraiser to help children and young people with cancer – thank you Grace.”

Get involved

Every day ten 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.

Sign up to The Big Buzz and help CLIC Sargent support children and young people with cancer, and their families.

Find out more

For more information on how to take part in The Big Buzz please contact the Big Buzz Team at