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02
Mar
Rugby team 'tackle' a mass head shave and raise £3k

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Leukaemia Care, Charity

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A mass head shave has taken place with players from the Universty of Chichester’s men’s rugby team, raising £3,000 for Leukaemia CARE.

Forty-six players lost their locks on Tuesday 1st March – including one leg wax - to mark Marchkaemia – an month to raise awareness of leukaemia.

Tom Blewitt, aged 22, President of The University of Chichester rugby team, rallied his rugby team together to raise money for Leukaemia CARE after being inspired by the work we do to support patients as well as families.

Tom and his team decided to raise money for Leukaemia CARE by having a mass head shave deciding they wanted to do it ‘bigger and better’ than previous head shave fundraisers.

Tom Blewitt, said: “It is my final year at university along with a lot of the players in the team and we would love to leave doing something amazing as a lasting legacy.

“I feel that awareness on the day as well as the money raised will help students to be more aware about blood cancers and how it affects so many people nationally.

“We chose to do this fundraiser for Leukaemia CARE because both I and the guys on the team were very touched about how the charity not only supported the patients, but everyone else affected by blood cancers.

“I searched for a charity focused on supporting people affected by a blood cancer and when I came across Leukaemia CARE, I loved what I saw and knew this was the charity we needed to help.”

The JustGiving page can be found at www.justgiving.com/UOC-RUGBY