Six brave shavers raise lots of cash
HAIR is a prized possession of many women who go to great lengths to keep it looking good. But six brave Lochaber ladies gave it all up at the weekend to raise money for charities close to their hearts.
The women raised £800 at a rally in Fort William’s Cameron Square at the weekend, in aid of Lochaber food bank, Lochaber Hope and the Lindsay Jarrett foundation, as part of a wider protest against benefit cuts.
Caly Moore, 18, from Ballachulish, was the first to brave the shave at the hands of barber, Neil MacNeil, but she wasn’t sad to see the hair go.
She said: ‘I was a bit nervous but it’s a great opportunity to raise money so it’s worth it.’
Event organiser, Marie MacPherson, said the day was a success, despite some guest speakers being unable to attend. She added: ‘A lot of people turned out and, in total, around £800 was raised for local charities. Some of our guest speakers didn’t make it, including Tommy Sheridan, who couldn’t get here because of a crash on the road which was a shame, but we got some local activists to speak instead.’
NERVOUS: Caly Moore from Ballachulish waits to have her head shaved by barber Neil
GONE: Caly Moore gave up her long hair to raise money for Lochaber charities