Six brave shavers raise lots of cash

The Oban Times - - News -

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.’

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NER­VOUS: Caly Moore from Bal­lachul­ish waits to have her head shaved by bar­ber Neil


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