Family ‘braving the shave’

Sheila Moir (right) with her children Conall (11) and Kyla (9).

Sheila Moir (right) with her children Conall (11) and Kyla (9).

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A Fordoun mum who decided to shave her hair off for a cancer charity has been joined in her challenge - by her children.

Sheila Moir will be raising money for MacMillan Cancer Support when she gets the chop during a Macmillan Coffee Morning in Fordoun Village Hall on Wednesday September 30.

And now the kind-hearted mum has been joined in her pledge by her children Conall (11) and Kyla (9), who have said that they want to join their mum in ‘braving the shave’.

Sheila said: “I’ve supported Macmillan for a few years by usually doing the coffee mornings. But when I saw the Brave the Shave I thought, why not? When I told the kids, they both said they wanted to do it too. Kyla’s got really long hair, so I’d said to her to think about it, but she said “As you say mum, it’s only hair and it’ll grow back and I want to be brave”.

“Both my paternal grandparents died from cancer as did my dad’s partner, Kate, a few years ago. So the more money we can raise, the more people affected by cancer can get the same care and attention that my family received as have many others.

“My daughter wants to donate her hair to the Little Princess Trust so they can make a wig for some child who has lost their hair. We are combining it with the Macmillan Coffee Morning and holding it in Fordoun Village Hall from 10-1pm.”

Sheila, Conall and Kyla will be ‘braving the shave’ at around midday on September 30, and are hoping for a large turnout to cheer them on. The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event.