Staff from The Way Wolverhampton Youth Zone shaved their heads to support Ellie-Mae Noakes, a young person with 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 money 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 Childrens Departent and The Way Youth Zone’s team wanted to show their support to Ellie-Mae. Andrew Turvey said:

“I was a bit nerous about having my head shaved but Ellie-Mae did a brilliant job. I really wanted to show her and her family that they have all our support. ”

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 our 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.”

There is still time to sponsor Andy and the team. Go to

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