Bald Chick Challenge – support for Lymphoma


What would you do for someone you love?

On a normal Saturday in June I would usually be photographing a bride and groom’s special day as they celebrate their wedding in the Lake District.

This weekend however I was documenting the story of a very different event. I had the great privilege of photographing an incredibly special charity event for The Lymphoma Association with one of my Brides from last year, Rebecca McIlgorm.

If you’ve been following the blog and my facebook page, you’ll have already seen some of her story. Rebecca’s sister, Rachael, has recently been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and has lost all her hair with chemotherapy. To stand in solidarity with her sister at this tough time and to raise money for The Lymphoma Association, Rebecca decided she would go bald, and shave all her hair off. Once posted on facebook, there was no going back, and she soon had raised over £1000 in the first couple of days. By 1st June, the total was well over £5000 raised for the Lymphoma Association.  So, Saturday was the big day and I joined Rebecca and her friends and family to witness and document this emotive event.

 ” So, much bravery, love & support between two sisters and fantastic support from those who know and love them too… inspirational ” – Clare Fletcher


Thanks to everyone who has been supporting Rebecca, Rachael and their family through this tough time and who have donated to The Lymphoma Association. If you would like to support, follow this link to Rebecca’s Just Giving Page


 Lymphoma Charity Challenge – in pictures

Halo Hair Salon Charity head shave Rebecca prepares for her head shave at the hairdressers Hair clippers at the Hairdressers Looking in the Mirror before the hair cut Family and Friends supporting Rebecca Pigtails being cut off for the Little Princess Trust Plaits being cut off for charity Plaits lined up on Hairdressers counter in charity haircut Hairdresser starting shaving girl Friends look on as girl gets head shaved for charity Smiling Rebecca as her hair is being shaved off Sharing the moment of the head shave with sister on facetime Facetime call sharing the live charity event with sister Rebecca Friends and Family supporting Rebecca for picture for local paper Emotional Embrace as little boy hugs Rebecca Brave Rebecca leaving hairdressers having had head shaved for Lymphoma Association



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  • Justine Ferrari - June 3, 2013 - 11:10 pm

    Amazing pictures Dave – beautiful lady with or without her locks. Well done. xxReplyCancel

  • Gavin Woollard - June 4, 2013 - 4:37 am

    Great set of images matey. Well done to you and those involved. ReplyCancel

  • Lyndsey Goddard - June 4, 2013 - 9:56 am

    what a beautiful set of pictures. Rebecca is absolutely beautiful with and without her hair, and what a wonderful thing to do to support her sister.ReplyCancel

  • Guy Hearn - June 4, 2013 - 12:06 pm

    Well done Rebecca, amazing idea, good for you – Dave the pictures are fantastic.ReplyCancel

  • Jon Rouston - June 4, 2013 - 12:12 pm

    Fantastic set of pictures Dave, well done all!ReplyCancel

  • Amy Murrell - June 4, 2013 - 12:20 pm

    Really incredible, how do I donate?ReplyCancel

  • The Grange Hotel grange over sands - December 5, 2013 - 12:53 pm

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  • Dave Greaves - June 4, 2013 - 2:17 pm

    Click the link at End of Video on screen or the link under the video with the text ( If you would like to support, follow this link to Rebecca’s Just Giving Page)
    thanks AmyReplyCancel

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