Hair-raising challenge

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Shaving your head or cutting your much-loved locks are both brave yet easy ways to raise money. If you need some inspiration to take the plunge, then take a look at Sara’s story below.

Hair Raising Challenge Illustration


Sara's headshave story

During lockdown I have been feeling particularly useless, as I'm shielding, so I have just shaved my head for the charity! Wanted to be able to give something and make a small difference as I can't support people in my local community or go into work, though I am working from home.

I put an initial total of £500 to aim for and then I said I'd go ahead. To my surprise and amazement it has just topped £1300!

I am so grateful for the support and kind words I have had and, hey, it'll grow!

Sara Cookson

hair-raising champion

Other ways to fundraise

Waxing - Can you brave it? Complete a sponsored leg or chest wax. No pain, no gain!

Beard - Grow a beard and dye it purple, or shave off your much-loved beard.

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How it works

  1. Pick your hair themed activity
  2. Pick your date and location and send an E-invitation (pdf) before the big day 
  3. Shave, cut or wax and share. Take a video or lots of snaps of the event in action.
  4. Set up your JustGiving page (remember to share the before and after shots)
  5. Ask friends and family to sponsor you

Ready to be a cut above the rest? Download your resources below.       

Fundraising resources

Looking for fundraising ideas?

See the full A-Z guide and get inspired


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