Staff from The Way Wolverhampton Youth Zone shaved their heads to support Ellie-Mae Noakes, a young person recovering from Leukemia, and The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust.
Kelly Noakes (Elle-Mae Noakes’s Mum), Andrew Turvey (Senior Youth Work Manager at The Way) and Josh Merrick (Sports Coordinator at The Way) braved the clippers to raise £955.90 for the Children’s Department at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust who really helped Ellie-Mae.
Ellie-Mae is 8 years old and was recently diagnosed with leukemia. She’s on the mend but has lost her hair due to the medication she’s on. She wanted to thank the incredible team at New Cross Hospital’s Children’s Department and The Way Youth Zone’s team wanted to show their support to Ellie-Mae. Andrew Turvey, Senior Youth Work Manager at The Way said:
“It’s not just about raising money for a good cause, it’s about raising awareness of cancer and helping young people understand what it is.”
The sponsored head shave was held at The Way Youth Zone on Thursday 20th April, watched and encouraged by Ellie-Mae’s cheering family, excited friends and over 200 young people who attended The Way’s Junior Club session.
Kelly Noakes said:
“I want to say a huge thank you to Andy and everyone else at The Way for all the help and support they are giving us to support Ellie-Mae. There’s still a long way to go ahead of us.”
Leanne Bood, Fundraising Coordinator for The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, said:
“Thank you to The Way Wolverhampton Youth Zone and all those who got involved to help raise money for the Children’s Ward. Fundraising really does help make a difference to the care and support we provide to our patients and families.”
Ellie-Mae and The Way presented a cheque for £955.90 to Claire Fletcher, They Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trusts Oncology Specialist, at The Way Youth Zone’s Young People’s Awards Night last week.
You can still sponsor Andy Turvey and the team. Just visit www.thewayyouthzone.org/headshave to donate and find out more.