Fenland youngster Chelsea, 10, and aunt Gemma to lose their locks for Cancer Research

12:18 19 June 2014

10 year old Chelsea Bowers,Who is doing a head shave for cancer research. Picture: Steve Williams.

10 year old Chelsea Bowers,Who is doing a head shave for cancer research. Picture: Steve Williams.


A 10-year-old girl and her aunt are having their heads shaved for charity to thank the medical team which nursed a close family member into remission from cancer.

Chelsea Bowers and Gemma Weeks will be losing their locks to raise money for Cancer Research at the end of this month.

They decided to help as a way of saying thank you for the care given to their family member, who lives in Wimblington, and was ill with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. She was treated with chemotherapy at Hinchingbrooke Hospital, in Huntingdon, for five months.

Chelsea, a pupil at Thomas Eaton Primary School, in Wimblington, and carer Gemma will have their heads shaved on June 28.

Chelsea’s stepfather Gareth Brown said: “Chelsea has been going on about doing this for two months.

“We were worried that it was just a whim and kept asking her if she was sure she wanted to do this, but she is determined this is how she wants to help.

“The member of family is an amazing person who never made a fuss and was incredibly strong and positive about the treatment. She never felt sorry for herself.

“To know she is in remission is great. This is their way of saying thankyou.”

You can donate by visiting www.justgiving.com/chelsea-bowers or by texting KURW75 to 70070.


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