Close shave to support young cancer patients
A TRIO of Bristol nurses had their heads shaved to raise money to support young cancer patients.
Bone marrow transplant nurses Kerry Duckett, Rebecca Land and Peter Robertson, who work at Bristol Children's Hospital, lost their locks to raise money to improve life for its young patients and their families.
The Children's Cancer Appeal is raising £250,000 to provide a specialist play area and parents' facilities in the new integrated bone marrow transplant and oncology unit at the hospital.
By last night the nurses had already raised more than £1,900 towards their £2,000 target.
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Ms Duckett said: "Every day we see young cancer patients and their families facing the illness with amazing courage.
"The head shave was our way of recognising and admiring just how inspirational they are, at the same time as doing our bit to help the Children's Cancer Appeal."
Lauren Vincent, fundraising manager at the Grand Appeal, said: "Children with cancer, leukaemia and those undergoing bone marrow transplants can spend many months at a time in hospital, often miles away from their homes, and we want to provide the best possible environment and facilities while they are undergoing such difficult and life-changing treatment."
To support the nurses visit www.justgiving.com/sponsor-shave.
For more information about the appeal visit www.grandappeal.org.uk or call 0800 919649.