Lynn Fraser’s son was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia, a lifelong illness, in 2009 aged 16.
To give back to CLIC Sargent who have supported the family throughout Blair’s condition, Lynn has decided to lose her locks.
“Every year I try and do something for cancer charities,” she said. “I haven’t done anything yet for CLIC Sargent and when the fund-raising manager, my friend, asked for head shave volunteers I stupidly said yes!
Lynn and Blair visit the Malcolm Sargent House in Prestwick regularly for Blair’s treatment so Lynn has decided to let her son, and the kids get involved. She said: “I thought it would be fun to do it there. My son is extremely keen to do the shaving himself!”
Lynn has met with mixed reactions, admitting that her mum is ‘horrified’ as well as others commenting that winter is a brave time to do it.
She said: “At the end of the day, it will grow back. We’ve met lots of kids over the years who don’t have a choice in this, so if I can raise some money then it’s fine. I can get a hat!”
CLIC Sargent fund-raising manager May Gilchrist said: “Lynn and Blair have been coming to us for years and I have gotten to know the family very closely. They are full of fun and always trying to think of new and daft ideas to raise money.”
The house provides holiday accommodation for children with cancer and were hit by a double lightning strike recently. May said: “We had to cancel family holidays to allow for tradesmen to carry out repairs.
“Lynn and her son are great people and it is so nice that they’re doing this to help raise money especially in our time of need. She is game for getting involved in anything. She’s a much braver person than I am! It would be really fantastic if people got behind her and supported her challenge.”
Lynn is planning to go under the shears on February 4. To donate please visit www.justgiving.com/Lynn-Fraser3