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.

Archant

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.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Wisbech Standard visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Wisbech Standard staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Wisbech Standard account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

Yesterday, 10:00
John McIntosh with welfare officer Alan Hay

A blind Second World War veteran from Wisbech has been awarded the Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur for his part in the liberation of France.

Fri, 13:56
Jobs Centre Plus

Youth unemployment in the Fens dropped 36 per cent in the past year according to new figures from Job Centre Plus.

Fri, 11:13
Charlotte Hart and her mother Claire. Pic: Instagram.

A former Fen man who shot dead his wife and daughter before turning the gun on himself did not have a firearms certificate.

Fri, 15:25
Peter Bryant who is taking part in Ride to the Somme

An Elm man who regularly fundraises for Help for Heroes has added more than £1,000 to his total.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Wisbech Standard e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up