Beth Rouy who is to have her head shaved to raise funds for charity.

Twenty-three-year-old Beth to have her head shaved for charity

Twenty-three-year-old Beth Rouy from Uckfield is to have her head shaved for charity in December.

The event will take place at The Brickmakers pub in New Road, Ridgewood, and the charities to benefit will be The Oyster Project, in Lewes, and Audio Active.

Beth, who works as a design assistant at a company which develops innovative learning technologies, said she thought the best way to raise money for both charities was to do something big, so why not shave all her hair off.

Little Princess Trust

“I will  be donating my hair to Little Princess Trust, who provide real hair wigs, free of charge to boys and girls, across the UK and Ireland, who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment.

“I feel nervous about what I will look like with no hair but I also feel very excited. They are fantastic causes and I am extremely happy to be helping them all.”

Oyster Project

The Oyster Project offers a day centre for people with special needs including mental health, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, MS, deafness, autism, ME and physical learning disabilities.

Beth’s sister-in-law Lucy attends the project and has been involved with their coffee shop, online radio station and she has taken part in a variety of plays put on each year.

Beth said: “I know how much she enjoys it and it means the world to me to see her living life to the full, therefore it would be great for me to help keep The Oyster Project running for the foreseeable future to encourage more experiences for people with special needs.”

Audio Active

Audio Active is a charity working to challenge disadvantage and enhance the development of children and young people by providing high quality creative and musical experiences throughout the south east.

Beth said she has spent many years among a range of musically talented artists and Audio Active specialise in music technology and urban performing art forms.

They create projects and opportunities for young people nurturing their talents and teaching them skills that increase their life chances in adulthood and their independence as performers.

“I have a passion for seeing people succeed in life and if they succeed with their passion for music that makes me extra happy. This charity is also very close to my heart.”

If you would like to help Beth with her fund-raising please visit her JustGiving page.

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