Diss resident Steph Cripps is having her hair shaved off as part of a bigger fundraising effort.
The 22-year-old and her friend Gemma Ralph, 28, are raising money for the Daisy’s Eye Cancer Fund and on Saturday.Steph will lose her hair in front of a crowd at The Cock Inn, Diss, something she has mixed emotions about.
“I first agreed to have my hair shaven off in February and at the time it seemed like a good idea. Now I am really nervous about it because I have a bit of a big head!” she said
“At the same time I am quite excited as I get to raise a lot of money for the charity.”
The two women, who both work at Midwich in Diss, chose the Daisy’s Eye Cancer Fund because they wanted to pick a charity that they could make a big impact for.
“The Daisy Eye Fund is such a small charity and we know that any money that we raise, whether it be £10,000, will make such a big difference to the charity.”
The charity helps thousands of children every year across the UK as well as in the United States and Kenya dealing with eye cancer.
The event on Saturday will start at 2pm and will feature live entertainment. There will be live music from Felix Simpson and Lee Rudd as well as a barbecue, a charity auction and a raffle before the main event.
Later this year, the girls will visit the charity’s base in Kenya.
“We will visit the clinic in Kenya and we are hoping to take a lot of gifts with us. We have been setting up gift boxes and we will take as many of them as we can,” said Steph.
The pair will then trek across Tanzania and are targeting to raise £9,000.
To sponsor the girls, including for this weekend’s head shave event, visit www.daisyfund.org/stephshavinghead.
No donation is too small.