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‘Big Buzz’ head shave in Grantham raises money for children’s cancer charity

Creating a buzz for charity - from left, Helen Giddings, Charlotte Richardson and Helen Sumner.

Creating a buzz for charity - from left, Helen Giddings, Charlotte Richardson and Helen Sumner.

Two ladies created quite a buzz in The George Centre on Saturday, May 17 by having all their hair shaved off in aid of children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent.

Helen Giddings and Helen Sumner were the two women who bravely went under the razor and consequently raised over £588.

Ms Giddings organised the event in aid of CLIC Sargent, the chosen charity of her employer national estate agency network Sequence.

Previously Helen worked at Sir William Robertson High School, and was inspired to do the sponsored head-shave having seen pupils going through cancer and how they felt when their hair fell out due to treatment.

“I worked in a school for 11 years before joining Sequence and I’ve spoken with many kids who are embarrassed and scared about losing their hair,” she said.

“Once I knew that Sequence’s partnership charity was CLIC Sargent I had no hesitation in going ahead with the event. I must thank Charlotte Richardson for stepping in last minute and agreeing to be our hairdresser for the day, without her we wouldn’t have been able to raise such a great total.”

Together the two Helens and two head-shave participants have so far collected over £588, through sponsorship as well as by selling cakes on the day.

Lucia Martinez, CLIC Sargent’s Area Fundraising Manager said: “On behalf of CLIC Sargent I would like to say an enormous thank you.

“Every day 10 families in the UK hear the devastating news that their child has cancer. CLIC Sargent is the only charity offering them all round care and support every step of the way.”

You can still donate by going to www.justgiving.com/Helen-Giddings1

 

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