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Plucky teen shaves head for kids’ cancer charity

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Teenager Daisy Franks, 15 shaved her head for children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent and raised £3,905 for her effort.

Her original target of £1,000 was smashed thanks to the help of people from Ringmer Commnunity College and in her area her supported her in having 18 inches of hair chopped off in Seaford.

The plucky teen was cheered on by a huge crowd of friends and family there as her hair was shaved off by her younger brother Toby. The big shave took place at the bottom of Broad Street on March 23.

Daisy said: “I decided that I wanted to shave my head for CLIC Sargent because in November 2012 one of my good friends, Rhys Watkins passed away and CLIC Sargent did an awful lot to help Rhys and his family the whole time that he was ill.

“I set myself a target of- at first- £1000 but thanks to the help of many people from school and in my local area i have reached an amazing £3,905’

‘I wanted Toby to shave my head because Rhys was his best friend, and I knew he wanted to do something to raise money for CLIC Sargent for helping his friend but he didn’t quite know what to do.”

She added: “Thank you for all the support and donations.”

With the help from the owner of The Barbers Chair (a barber shop in Seaford), Gary Bedford, Toby shaved of his sisters hair helping her raise as much as possible.

Daisy’s hair has not gone to waste though, as she donated it to The Little Princess Trust, a charity that makes wigs for young children who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment.

Daisy’s justgiving donation page will be active until October.

To donate visit www.justgiving.co.uk/Daisy-Franks where a video of the whole event is posted on youtube Daisy’s Sponsored Head Shave- Documentary.

 

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