Banbury teen to shave head for charity

Clic Sargent NNL-160623-112000001
Clic Sargent NNL-160623-112000001

Cut hair will be made into wigs for other children

A Banbury teenager has volunteered to have her head shaved to raise money for CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children.

Alice Colmer NNL-160620-100644001

Alice Colmer NNL-160620-100644001

It is all 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.

Alice Colmer, aged 14, said: “I am going to donate the length of my hair to Wigs For Kids so that another child can benefit from the hair that I can so easily grow back.”

“As this doesn’t seem enough, I am also shaving my head for CLIC Sargent to raise further funds for children and families who are going through a hard time.”

James McDonald, CLIC Sargent fundraising manager, said: “I’d like to say a huge thank you to Alice for joining our Big Buzz Campaign and becoming a ‘LifeShaver’.”

Alice Colmer will donate her long locks to the cancer charity Clic Sargent

Alice Colmer will donate her long locks to the cancer charity Clic Sargent

“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.”

The event will take place on June 25. To sponsor Alice visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Alice-Colmer