Buckingham woman raising awareness after losing her brother to bowel cancer
Sarah Clark is getting ready to have her head shaved in a bid to raise £1,000 for Bowel Cancer UK
A Buckingham woman is determined to raise money and awareness for Bowel Cancer UK, following the sad death of her brother.
Sarah Clark s brother, Angus Chisholme, from Winslow, died from bowel cancer on March 16, aged 49.
Sarah said: "Like thousands of other people every year, he died way too young."
She added: "I was upset to learn that April is Bowel Cancer Awareness month because it’s still raw, but you know what I thought? 'Do something!'"
Sarah decided to wear a blue wig this month - the colour of Bowel Cancer Awareness - to break the ice and get the conversations going, and is preparing for a sponsored head shave on May 29.
The One Stop shop in Winslow, where she works, has also organised a 'super raffle', to be drawn on the same day.
When Sarah appealed to local business for raffle prizes, many of them were still closed due to lockdown but nonetheless the response was "phenomenal", with Direct Pizza, Lakers Nursery, Beautifully Different, Chutney Jacks, Blue Monsoon, Dipalee, Wayne The HandyMan, [email protected], The Cutting Corner and many others donating prizes.
Sarah added: "Despite a rubbish year, the community has gathered full force behind this amazing cause.
"Having a loved one with a terminal illness during Covid has been devastating but if one good thing can come out of it then my job will be done."
To support Sarah's fundraising appeal, see here