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Dumfries Shop Workers Shave Heads To Raise Over £700 For Charity

Three colleagues from a store in Dumfries volunteered to shave their heads to raise money for the store’s charity partner, SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health).

The colleagues, Angela Baird , Catherine King  and Rian Mills, all had their heads shaved in-store on Friday 29th April by local hairdresser Kellie Tulloch.

The head shaving event has raised an impressive £768 to date, with intrepid trio all collecting sponsorship from their friends, family and local customers.

Established in 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. Supporting over 60 communities throughout the country, the charity works with both adults and young people to provide mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others.

Volunteer and Dunelm employee Angela Baird also donated over 30cm of her hair from the shave to The Little Princess Trust, who provide free real hair wigs to children and young people who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment or other conditions.

 

Rian Mills, said: “I shaved my head because it’s for a great cause – as someone who suffers with my own mental health, I felt that it was a good idea to do something for a good cause that will support other people who need help. Recently, I’ve been told that I have alopecia and that the missing hair on my head may not grow back, so it was a big step for me. I’d do it again a million times over, if it meant helping raise money for charities in need.”
Dumfries Dunelm Store Champion Abby Conchar, also commented: “We are so pleased to be able to donate, not only to SAMH, but also to The Little Princess Trust too. We can see how much it means to all three colleagues, and the whole team is incredibly proud of them.  In different ways, mental health plays a massive part in all our lives. To be partnered with a charity such as SAMH is an honour and we’ve supported them in many other ways including a book stand in store, raffles, and a ‘Miles For Mind’ cycling event.”

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