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Golspie hair stylist has cutting edge for cancer charity

By Caroline McMorran

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When it comes to fundraising, she is certainly a cut above.

Golspie hair stylist Eilidh Sutherland (pictured), who has a chair at the village’s Identity Salon, has raised £1330 for MacMillan Cancer Support.

She did so by donating all her earnings on one day last year to the charity.

Golspie hair stylist Eilidh Sutherland.
Golspie hair stylist Eilidh Sutherland.

“I think I had around eight appointments,” recalled Eilidh, whose clients were pleased to be able to contribute.

Not only that but she ran a lucky squares competition along with a raffle.

Backing came from local businesses who were more than happy to donate towards prizes.

“I was so chuffed. It all went really well and was so well supported,” said Eilidh, adding: “I probably hit the right time - just before Christmas.”

She felt moved to raise money after she learned that one of her friends was going through treatment for cancer.

“I wanted to show support to her,” she said.

Eilidh is also particularly pleased that the funding will not go outwith the area but is to be spent on items to make patients at the Lawson Memorial Hospital, Golspie, more comfortable.

“It hasn’t gone to a central fund but is going to be used to purchase a special mattress and bedding at the hospital,” she said.

Macmillan Cancer Support provides specialisthealth care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer. It also campaigns for better cancer care.


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