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Laura takes on the Big C challenge for charity

Yodel employee Laura Buck is taking on a range of challenges and shaving her head to donate her hair to The Little Princess Trust and raise £2k for charity 

To mark a milestone birthday, Laura Buck set herself a range of C themed challenges to support three charities close to her heart.

Laura, who works in the finance department of parcel carrier Yodel, at the company’s head office in Hatfield, is aiming to raise £2k for Alzheimer’s Society and Cancer Research UK by cutting out a range of treats from her diet for 80 days, including chocolate, caffeine, cake, crisps, cocktails, cookies and candy. Her challenge will culminate today (26 June) when she also has her curls shaved off and donated to the Little Princess Trust.

Laura, commented; “My family members have had cancer scares and more recently, an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, so I decided to set myself a series of challenges to raise money for those causes. The support I’ve had from my colleagues at Yodel has been fantastic.  

“I’ve got hair down to my elbows, so it seemed a natural choice to take the plunge and donate it to children less fortunate than myself, while also raising money for my chosen causes.”

Four years ago, Laura and her daughter, Amy, who was then just four years old, cut their hair to shoulder length for the Little Princess Trust, but this time Laura is facing the razor and shaving hers off completely. Her 12” long tresses will then be sent to the Trust to be made into wigs for children who have lost theirs through cancer or other illnesses, giving them the chance to have long hair again.   

Fun loving Laura will be showcasing her new look at Glastonbury, heading straight to the festival after her encounter with the clippers.

To donate to Laura’s fundraising visit https://www.justgiving.com/Laura-Buck-removes-her-hair to give to the Alzheimer’s Society or https://www.justgiving.com/Laura-Buck-hair-no-more to support Cancer Research UK.

To find out more about opportunities to work with Laura and her team at Yodel, visit www.yodelopportunities.co.uk.

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