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University of Sussex student is shaving her head for charity this Friday

Annie has raised over £500 already

Sussex Marrow society are holding the event at Falmer Quad on Friday 6th December between 11am-3pm with the main event happening at 2pm.

Brighton and Sussex Marrow is part of the network of lifesaving students who work with the blood cancer charity, Anthony Nolan. This week marks the 48th birthday of Anthony, after his death aged 8, his mum set up the world's first bone marrow register.

There are over 50 Marrow groups, with hundreds of student volunteers in universities across the country.

Every 14 minutes, someone is diagnosed with blood cancer such as leukaemia, for many, a bone marrow or blood stem cell transplant is their only chance.

Marrow now recruit one in four people who go to donate stem cells, which means hundreds of lives are potentially saved by Marrow's incredible work.

Georgia Shakeshaft, Donor recruitment and social media co-ordinator said "a lot of people are involved with marrow purely because they have personal connection to it. Because it's often people's last chance, you see a direct result of what your doing, its very much a life and death scenario.'

Whether you want to go and spread some christmas love by donating to the charity or want to get involved yourself and cut one of Annie's plaits off before the big chop by the barber, head down to Falmer Quad this Friday.

If you're interested in registering with the charity or have any questions, you can speak to the team at the event or contact them through their social media @brightonsussex_marrow or follow the link to sign up.