12 May 2020
Elana Cook, a student at Burgess Hill Girls, has shaved her head to raise over £700 for the NHS.
Like most Sussex residents, seventeen year old Elana Cook is immensely grateful to all the NHS staff and volunteers who are working hard to keep the country safe. She decided to take action to show her gratitude and shave her head to raise funds for the NHS Charities Together COVID-19 Urgent Appeal. Since removing her locks on Saturday 2nd May, Elana has already raised £725, almost £500 over her original £250 target.
“I had been watching the news and social media ever since the lockdown began, and how the country had been keeping spirits high. Obviously Colonel Tom Moore had begun raising millions of pounds for the NHS, and many people were following in his footsteps, I felt inspired to do something myself. It has brought me so much joy to be able to give something back, and to have surpassed my original goal of £250 by this much is incredible.”
Elana has now set her sights on raising over £1000. You can donate here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/elana-cook
All the money raised by Elana is for the NHS Charities Together COVID-19 Urgent Appeal. As of 6th May 2020, 11,377 fundraisers have generated approximately £42,807,888.