A young woman from Fife has chosen to shave her hair off live on the internet for charity!
Kirsty Hutcheson, from Kirkcaldy, will have her long hair shaved off in a Facebook Live broadcast next month and will donate the hair so it can be made into wigs for children with cancer.
Kirsty decided to fundraise for LGBT charity Pink Saltire and didn’t want the hair to just go in the bin, so decided to make sure it went to good use.
Talking about her decision this week, Kirsty said:
“I have chosen to fundraise for Pink Saltire because I feel, in the 21st century, that this is a vital charity for all LGBT+ people in the country. No matter what part of Scotland you live, you should never feel isolated for being true to yourself. You should never feel ashamed of who you truly are. No matter your background, race or orientation we all have the right to live with and love who we choose.”
Kirsty hopes to raise £500 for the charity and is asking friends and family for support by donating at her fundraising page HERE.
Founder of Pink Saltire, Stuart Duffy, commented:
“We are delighted that Kirsty has chosen to support our charity and this is definitely one of the more wacky fundraising ideas we’ve taken part in! We think Kirsty is doing a very brave thing, long hair is often a very personal thing to a woman so we are very grateful to her for doing this. The fact that she’ll be supporting 2 good causes at the same time is fantastic.”
Kirsty’s big charity shave will be available to view live on the Pink Saltire Facebook page on Friday 2nd September.
You can support Kirsty and Pink Saltire by donating here: http://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/kirstysshave#
Written by Stuart Duffy