Hair today… gone tomorrow
Aduma Massari, from Farnham, is a budding fundraiser, having raised money to support cancer research charities, including Southampton Hospital Charity’s Piam Brown cancer unit.
The Piam Brown unit is the regional paediatric oncology and haematology centre for the Wessex region, and care for children from birth to 16 years of age with all types of cancer.
Aduma comments: “When one of our family friends was suddenly diagnosed with lymphoma, I wanted to do something to help. It came as such a shock to all of us, and my friend’s parents have been really impressed with the staff and treatment given to her.”
“I felt supporting this unit was the most direct way to make a real difference. In July, Ruby Mane hair salon visited Weydon School to shave off my hair in the school hall. It was quite a scary though as I had really long hair, but it was for such a good cause that I knew I couldn’t back down. Loads of my friends, other pupils and staff from the school also watched my head get shaved.”
“If the unthinkable happens and any of us get diagnosed with blood cancer, this pioneering hospital ward is where local young people will go to be treated and supported.”
So far an amazing £2,336.61 has been raised through this event. If you wish to donate to this cause, go to: https://www.justgiving.com/Aduma-Massari/
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system, and is part of the body’s immune system to help us fight infection. About 80 children of all ages develop Non-Hodgkin lymphoma in the UK each year.