Adam Dempsey becomes a 'life-shaver'
In 2002, aged just 16, Adam was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukaemia (ALL) and received supported from CLIC Sargent.
Adam said: “I remember treatment starting almost immediately at Bristol Children Hospital. We lived about an hour away but CLIC Sargent’s Home from Home, CLIC House, meant my whole family could stay nearby during my initial diagnosis and treatment.
"Without this support my family would have had to travel back and forth every day. The best part was I was allowed to stay there during breaks in treatment which made it much easier for friends and family to visit me.
"Becoming a life-shaver is a great way to raise vital funds and show your support.”
"Some months later, I was able to continue my treatment closer to home at Royal United Hospital in Bath and my CLIC Sargent Nurse, Alison was able to come and see me at home or college. This allowed me to keep my life as normal as possible and keep up with school work.”
The Dempsey families continued support
This isn’t the first time that Adam and his family have chosen to fundraise for CLIC Sargent in this away. His inspiration for this event came from his father's fundraising event almost 12 years ago when he was first diagnosed.
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager, Kiren Fernandes said: “A huge thank you to Adam for getting behind this campaign. A particular thank you to Mikayla Gullis of Mikayla’s Hair in Melksham who did a brilliant job tackling that very long beard!
"Becoming a life-shaver is a great way to raise vital funds and show your support for children and young people with cancer.”
Find out more
Find out more about how you can become a 'life-shaver' by taking part in CLIC Sargent's Big Buzz.
For more information on other ways you can help raise funds for CLIC Sargent, please contact Kiren Fernandes on 0117 311 2620 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.