A Rugby woman is shaving her head to raise money for charity and provide wigs for children with cancer after her toddler neighbour was diagnosed with a tumour.
Samantha Allen will be having her head shaved at 11am next Tuesday at Essensuals in Rugby, who are giving up their time for free.
I’m doing this because I can, because others don’t have the choice of whether or not they keep their hairSamantha Allen
The fundraising event is in honour of Samantha’s neighbour Jake, who is in remission after battling with a Germ Cell Tumour.
Jake was diagnosed in July last year just a month after his second birthday. The tumour had started to spread to his lungs so doctors put him on six courses of intense chemotherapy over a six month period.
And proving he’s a little fighter, Jake was given the all clear at the start of the year.
Samantha said: “I’m doing this because I can, because others don’t have the choice of whether or not they keep their hair. I’m doing this to raise money for an amazing charity, for people I know who have suffered at the hands of cancer and for a future without cancer.”
Samantha’s hair will be donated to the Little Princess Trust where it will be made into tailored wigs for children who have lost their hair to cancer and other illnesses and conditions. Go to www.littleprincesses.org.uk to find out more.
So far Samantha has raised £385 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
To sponsor her, go to bravetheshave.org.uk/shavers/samantha-allen