Two weeks of nursing care and support from the Macmillan charity will benefit cancer patients across the area, thanks to a Howsham teenager choosing to ‘shave not style’.
As previously reported, Sarah Clark, pictured above left, had her head shaved to raise money for Macmillan, along with her friend Evie Bainbridge, who was raising money for another good cause.
And last week Sara, and Evie, were delighted to hand over £1,805 to Macmillan’s fundraising manager for north and coastal Lincolnshire, Jamie Davenport.
“I couldn’t believe how much had been raised,” said Jamie.
“Lots of people think of having their head shaved for charity but nothing ever comes of it.
“Sara and Evie are inspirational and I am sure a lot of people will now be thinking if they can do it then so can I.
“There is so much Macmillan does, but it is through the nurses where most people come into contact with us - and this money will help them help more people.”
Evie, from North Kelsey has raised an equal amount for her chosen charity - Iris Global.
“At the moment the charity is helping people rebuild their homes and their lives following the devastating floods in Mozambique,” said Evie, who aims to volunteer with the charity when she is a bit older.
Meanwhile, both girls have thanked all their supporters and their school, Caistor Grammar, for helping them to raise the money and awareness of the charities’ work.