October 7, 2008

Head Shave Helps Raise Funds for Children’s Cancer Group Candlelight

By Conrad Emmett

A CUTTING-edge catering assistant endured a close shave to help two schoolchildren with cancer.

Nicola Childs, who works in the Queen Mary Infants' School kitchens had a sponsored head shave to raise money for two girls in the school who have cancer.

Nicola (38), from Cleethorpes, said: "So far we have raised about pounds600 for the girls.

"We are hoping to get as much as pounds1,000 - that would be amazing."

"The money will go to the Candlelighters, who are a local group of parents of children treated at the Yorkshire paediatric oncology and haematology unit, at St James' Hospital, in Leeds.

"They support children and adolescents with cancer, as well as their families, and promote research into childhood cancer.

Nicola added: "We arranged to have the head shave during the parents' group - and a few extra people also turned up to watch.

"The way I see it is the little ones are going to lose their hair through the treatment. I'm lucky in that my hair will grow back - it's the least I can do to help.

"I have been getting sponsorship from friends, mums, co-workers - everywhere I have taken my forms.

"As for the new haircut... well it will grow on me!"

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