Imogen braves the shave for charities

April 29, 2020

An 11-year-old girl from Goole has bravely shaved her hair to raise money for two important charities.
Imogen Bucther, who is in Year 6 at Boothferry Primary School decided to chop her long locks to raise money for NHS Charities Together and local fundraiser ‘Our Amazing Amelia’.

Imogen before cutting her hair (23-04-75 SU)

The youngster braved the shave on Sunday April 19 and her Dad Sian, said she already loves her new short hair.
Imogen chose the two charities to split the money between because they are both very important and close to her heart.
‘Our Amazing Amelia’, is a local Crowdfunder campaign raising money for a Swinefleet family whose daughter, Amelia, 3, has Cerebral palsy.
The family are raising money to pay for private physio therapy, rehabilitation and surgery for their daughter to allow her to be able to sit, stand and walk in the future.
Imogen said: “I have seen lots of people raising money for the NHS frontline staff and wanted to do my bit to help them too.
“I also wanted to help ‘Our Amazing Amelia’ because the family are trying to raise money for an operation to help Amelia and raise awareness of Cerebral palsy but they haven’t been able to hold any fundraising events because of the virus.”

Imogen loves her new short hair (23-04-74 SU)

Imogen has already raised £215 for ‘Our Amazing Amelia’ with a group of her friends when they completed the Humberside Police Lifestyle Scheme last summer.
The group called Team Justice raised the money through a tombola and table top sale during their summer holidays.
Imogen has already smashed her goal of raising £200 for the charities but would love to raise even more money for the two worthy causes.
The teachers at Boothferry Primary School took to Twitter to say how proud and supportive they were of their pupil’s brave fundraiser.
One teacher at the school said: “Gorgeous girl well done you are so brave”, and another said: “Amazing!! You are a little star, gorgeous inside and out! So proud of you and we will be donating”.
To donate visit JustGiving and search Our Amazing Amelia and NHS Charities Together in crowdfunders.
ABOVE: Imogen after her chop (23-04-73 SU)

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