Cancer survivor shaves head to thank charity for support

PUBLISHED: 10:05 09 February 2018

Sami Hughes-Smith getting head head shaved by her dad Phil Smith, to raise money for CLIC Sargent.

Sami Hughes-Smith getting head head shaved by her dad Phil Smith, to raise money for CLIC Sargent.

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A cancer survivor from Nailsea has raised £1,000 for a charity which supported her after her diagnosis.

Sami Hughes-Smith getting head head shaved by her dad Phil Smith, to raise money for CLIC Sargent.Sami Hughes-Smith getting head head shaved by her dad Phil Smith, to raise money for CLIC Sargent.

Sam Hughes-Smith was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma at the age of 19.

Sami, who works as a bar manager at The Glassmaker, is now five years in remission and to celebrate she held a quiz, a cake sale and a raffle in aid of CLIC Sargent.

Sami also had her locks shaved off to raise money for the cause.

She said: “I’m raising money for CLIC Sargent as Wetherspoon’s as a company supports the charity.

Sami Hughes-Smith getting head head shaved by her dad Phil Smith, to raise money for CLIC Sargent.Sami Hughes-Smith getting head head shaved by her dad Phil Smith, to raise money for CLIC Sargent.

“I was supported by them when I was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma at 19 in 2012. They helped me and my family out with the financial and emotion trauma of my cancer diagnosis. I’m now five years in remission.”

CLIC Sargent is the leading cancer charity for children and young people. Sami has raised more than £1,000 for the charity so far.

To donate to the appeal, visit www.justgiving.com/glassmaker

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