A CHARITABLE Sedgley teen is organising a fundraising ‘wear a bow day’ in memory of her dad.

Chloe Evans, aged 19, is organising the event on Thursday, May 18, to raise funds for Bowel Cancer UK after her dad died from the disease on May 18, 2013.

The HND dance student at Kiddermister College said: “I've been stoning bows and sending them out to people who donate to the charity since Christmas. I have raised over £1,000 in a short period of time.

“It means so much to me seeing the donations going up, and all the support I’ve had from my family and friends.

“I often go by the nickname of 'ChloBow' as I always have a bow in my hair, so I wanted to raise money in a personal way for a charity very close to my heart after losing my dad to this illness in 2013.

“Bowel cancer is curable and treatable, especially if diagnosed early but it can be misdiagnosed in cases when they’re aged under 50, like my dad.

“I want to raise more awareness and funds for Bowel Cancer UK to carry on with their researching to stop more people having to go through what we have as a family and many others have and will.”

To take part in the event, buy a hair bow or a bow tie by donating to Chloe’s fundraising page online at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/CHLOESBOWS.

Sarah Weber, head of public fundraising for Bowel Cancer UK, said: “Without people like Chloe doing amazing fundraising events like this, Bowel Cancer UK couldn’t continue to do vital life-saving work and improve the quality of life for all those affected by bowel cancer.”