Diane is a cut above the rest
Business boss asks people to dig deep
A big-hearted woman has shaved her head to raise cash for charity.
Diane Graham, from Boghall, has so far collected over £1100 for West Lothian Foodbank.
And she said she was keen to help as she knows first hand how difficult it can be for good causes to collect funds.
Diane said: “I’m trying to raise as much money as possible for West Lothian Foodbank. I used to work for a charity so I know how much they struggle.
“So I’ve chosen to raise money for the foodbank and hopefully it will raise a lot of money.”
A West Lothian woman has raised more than £1000 for charity by braving the shave and getting her hair clipped for a good cause.
Diane Graham, from Boghall, has so far raised £1132.50 for West Lothian Foodbank by getting her head shaved on Tuesday (May 8) at Nouveau Hairdressing in Bathgate.
Diane, a former charity worker with Cyrenians who now runs Lothian Homes 4 Let in Bathgate, is well aware of how difficult it can be for charities to raise money.
And she also revealed she was going for the ‘sympathy vote’ after suffering an allergic reaction the night before the shave.
Diane said: “I’m trying to raise as much money as possible for West Lothian Foodbank. I used to work for a charity so I know how much they struggle. So I’ve chosen to raise money for the Foodbank and hopefully it will raise a lot of money.
“And I’m hoping for the sympathy vote because I’ve taken an allergic reaction.”
Diane has previously run marathons for charity and joked that getting her hair shaved this time was ‘a bit easier’.
She was also happy with the final outcome of the head shave, carried out by hairdresser Beth McQuaid.
Diane said: “I feel brilliant. I really do love it.”
And the business owner asked people to keep donating to the cause.
She said: “Anything makes a huge difference. And remember to tick the Gift Aid box because then they get an extra 25 per cent.”
To help Diane with her fundra i s i n g v i s i t ht t p s : / / uk. virginmoneygiving. com/ DIANEGRAHAM5 or access it through her Facebook page where you can also watch the head shave take place.
Lots of support Diane’s family and friends were there to cheer her on
Before Diane settles down for her headshave
After Diane sports her new look