Hair to­day and it’s gone to­mor­row

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

A Cam­bus­lang hair salon re­cently had a cou­ple of hair­cuts with a dif­fer­ence - as the cuts were rais­ing cash for a good cause.

Fraser Wal­lace and Craig McCarten, both 24, pledged to have both their locks shaved off and their hairy legs waxed in a bid to drum up cash.

The duo took part in the chal­lenge at Van­ity Salon on Cam­bus­lang Main Street.

The duo raised a stag­ger­ing £1,010 for the Craig Wal­lace Memo­rial fund as a re­sult.

Three years ago Fraser’s brother Craig com­mit­ted sui­cide at only 19-years-old, after fail­ing on two pre­vi­ous oc­ca­sions.

The Craig Wal­lace Memo­rial Fund then was set up after the teenager’s death to try to raise aware­ness and money, and to help oth­ers.

Fraser, a team leader for TK MAXX said:“I quite fan­cied the idea of shav­ing my head and it came into my mind I could do it for char­ity and roped Craig into it.

“We have done a lot of work as a fam­ily for the Craig Wal­lace Memo­rial Fund and I felt I wanted to do some­thing on my own.

“We said if we got £200 we’d def­i­nitely have our legs waxed and if we reached £800 we’d get our heads shaved too.”

Since the fund was set up, more than £60,000 has been raised.

The money is ringfenced by the Scot­tish As­so­ci­a­tion of Men­tal Health (SAMH) for their sui­cide preven­tion cam­paign.

More in­for­ma­tion can be found at www.samh.org.uk

A close shave

Fraser Wal­lace as he had his hair­cut

Hair we go their hair­cut

Fraser Wal­lace and Craig McCarten after

Hair to­day Fraser Wal­lace and Craig McCarten be­fore the cut

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