Two sisters are hoping to get a buzz out of their fundraising challenge.
Zandra Green and Jeanette Elliott will be getting their hair cut off and head shaved to raise money for CLIC Sergeant and The Little Princess Trust.
Zandra, 34, from Whitley Bay, will have her long hair cut into a short bob, donating it to the Little Princess Trust to make into wigs for children who have lost their hair through cancer.
And Jeanette, 33, from Walker, will be having her head shaved.
Both will undergo the transformation in Bertie’s Club, South Parade, Whitley Bay, on Friday, September 4, to show support for nephew Daniel Green, 18, from Whitley Bay, who has cancer.
Zandra said: “Daniel found out in July that he has Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He’ll be starting treatment on the Monday after the event and so we thought not only was this a nice way to support two charities who support children and young people going through this awful disease but a good way for him to see all of his family and friends before starting treatment.
“I feel nervous but children and young people being treated for cancer don’t have a choice about losing their hair.”
I know the money is going to two fantastic causes and that is what’s inspiring me to go through with it.”
Dee Tyler, fundraising manager, said: “I’d like to say a huge thank you to Zandra and her sister for joining our Big Buzz Campaign and becoming a ‘life-shavers’.
“Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is a fantastic chance to raise awareness of the impact of childhood cancer, and of CLIC Sargent’s work supporting young cancer patients and their families.”
To sponsor Zandra and Jeanette visit www.justgiving.com/Zandra-Green2 for CLIC Sargent and www.justgiving.com/Zandra-Green1 for The Little Princess Trust.