Young Lives vs Cancer

Gok's Chop

LIVE on ITV on This Morning on Thursday 1st July I'll be cutting my hair in support of Alyssa, raising money for Young Lives vs Cancer.
raised of £40,000 target
by 3280 supporters
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Gok Wan MBE is fundraising for his cousin's daughter, Alyssa.

Alyssa is 12 years old and three weeks ago she was diagnosed with Leukaemia. As you can imagine this news has been a huge shock and a really scary time for Alyssa and my family.

Alyssa is being very well looked after by our incredible NHS in Leicester. She has started her chemotherapy and is thankfully reacting well to the treatment. On Wednesday, Alyssa made the brave decision to shave her head as the treatment has already started to make her hair fall out. I think you'll all agree she looks just as beautiful, if not more!

To show my support to her, and the many people who are undoing cancer treatment, I have decided to cut my hair too and raise as much money as possible for an incredible charity who help young people like Alyssa and their families.

If you feel you are able to sponsor me, it would be amazing and so appreciated. All the money will go to Young Lives vs Cancer, a charity that does wonderful and vital work supporting children and young people under 25 with cancer and their families.

Your kind donations will help Young Lives vs Cancer give families strength to face whatever cancer throws at them. From giving financial grants to families, to providing free Home from Homes close to the hospitals for parents to stay near to their child, Young Lives vs Cancer is the leading cancer charity in the UK for children and young people with cancer. They provide specialist social worker support so that no family ever has to be alone facing childhood cancer.

You can find out more about Young Lives vs Cancer by visiting

I will be cutting my hair in solidarity LIVE on ITV on This Morning, Thursday 1st July. Please join us, and lets raise as much money as possible for the families and young people who really need our support.

Thank you so much in advance from me, Alyssa and all of the families who will benefit from this fundraiser.

Aunty Gok


About the charity

Young Lives vs Cancer

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At Young Lives vs Cancer, we help families find the strength to face whatever cancer throws at them. But every day 12 more children and young people hear the devastating news they have cancer. We’ll face it all together – but we can’t do it without you. Visit

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