A MUM and daughter duo who braved the shave on Saturday have raised almost £1,000 in their charity challenge – almost doubling their original target.
Caroline Dickson, who lives in Riverside, chose to have her locks chopped when her eight-year-old daughter, Maisie, decided she would cut her long hair to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
On August 26 last year, Caroline lost her oldest and best friend Fiona McCarthy to bowel cancer.
Touched by her friend’s bravery, she and Maisie were moved to do something to help others fighting the disease.
So the pair visited the team at Legends salon in Crabbs Cross last weekend for the hair cut – with Caroline losing 12 inches of hair, and Maisie 14 inches.
“Since we lost Fiona, I have been thinking about what I could do to help others in need of support and something that my best friend would have been proud of,” said mum Caroline.
“It’s been a big change for us both – and I was a little bit unsure the first few days if I liked having short hair.
“But after checking in on our Just Giving page and seeing we’re now up to £955, I’ve reminded myself of the reason we did this.”
“We have had some lovely feedback from our friends and family and especially that from the family of my dear friend, Fiona.
“I hope she will be smiling down on us and that we made her very proud.
Their hair will now also donated it to the Little Princess Trust, which makes wigs for children who have lost their hair to cancer.
Visit http://bit.ly/2CEFLnV to sponsor the pair.