Hair we go to help Cash For Kids Day

Hair we go: Tim Chapman will have his hair shaved for Cash For Kids Day on Friday, March 30, 2012.
Hair we go: Tim Chapman will have his hair shaved for Cash For Kids Day on Friday, March 30, 2012.

IT’s a case of hair we go for Tim Chapman when he helps to launch Hallam FM and Magic AM’s Cash for Kids Day on Friday (March 31) - by having his long locks cut for the first time in three years, writes Graham Walker.

The 32-year-old Dinnington Town councillor says his hair is over a foot long.

“So I could ask people to sponsor me for so much length of hair,” said Tim, who is appealing for donations at his www.justgiving.com/Tim-Chapman-Headshave webpage.

His is one of many hair-raising fundraisers planned to help raise a minimum £30,000 in a live appeal all day on the radio stations.

Cash for Kids, which helps children across the region, has committed its annual day to support CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people and their families.

And CLIC Sargent is running the Big Buzz, encouraging people to shave their heads or do something creative with their hair. X Factor winner Matt Cardle is promising to help out. His family was helped by the charity when he had chemotherapy for kidney cancer aged just 18 months.

He said: “CLIC Sargent was there for me and my family when we needed them.” He urged: “Donate to Cash for Kids for CLIC Sargent and help them support other families going through what we went through.”

Nicola Farrell, Hallam FM and Magic AM’s Cash for Kids charity manager, said: “We have teamed up with CLIC Sargent because it’s the area’s leading provider of emotional and practical support to children and young people with cancer, and their families. We are committed to helping support its work at Sheffield Children’s Hospital.”  Lorraine Clifton, CLIC Sargent CEO, said: “Lack of funds means we can help only two out of three children and young people with cancer. So we are really grateful to Hallam FM and Magic AM’s Cash for Kids for this appeal.”

* More details at hallamfm.co.uk/cashforkidsday.