14-year-old Saraya from Portsmouth will shave her head to fundraise for CLIC Sargent
14-year-old Saraya Jeffery from Portsmouth will be making a buzz when she has her head shaved to raise money for CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people and their families.
The Big Buzz is planned for Sunday 27th November at 2:00pm at The Pelham Arms in Chichester Road, in North End — two days after her brother’s ‘angelversary’. Sadly, Saraya’s brother Clayton passed away aged four after being diagnosed with cancer aged two.
The CLIC Sargent’s Big Buzz Campaign encourages people to become ‘life-shavers’ to support children and young people with cancer, many of whom lose their hair during treatment.
Saraya said: “Every day, people are losing their hair to cancer. My brother passed away almost three years ago. We met many amazing people along the way including some amazing people who also lost their fight to cancer, so I am doing this in memory of my brother Clayton and friends Louie Coldwell and Leon Bartholomew and all the other angels we met along the way.
“I’m doing The Big Buzz to show I’m not afraid and I don’t care what people think anymore. I’m showing that anyone can do it if they just believe.”
Saraya’s mum Lorraine said: “I am really proud of Saraya, as I think she is incredibly brave and I think it’s wonderful of her to raise funds for CLIC Sargent in memory of Clayton. As well as my amazing family and friends, CLIC Sargent really helped me whilst Clayton was undergoing cancer treatment.”
Liz Blunt, Fundraising Manager for Hampshire and Berkshire, said: “I’d like to say a huge thank you to Saraya for joining our Big Buzz Campaign and becoming a ‘life-shaver’.
“Every day, 11 children and young people hear the devastating news they have cancer. Many will lose their hair during treatment and our Big Buzz campaign gives you the chance to show support for them by shaving your head and raising money for CLIC Sargent.
“At the moment we can only help two out of three children and young people diagnosed with cancer. We want to reach as many as possible and with your support we can do this.”