Diane is a cut above the rest

Busi­ness boss asks peo­ple to dig deep

West Lothian Courier - - Front Page - Sean O’Neil

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

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