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Community / Carolyn a cut above after charity headshave raises more than £1,500

Before...and after.

THE AUTUMNAL chill is feeling that bit nippier today for a woman from Sullom after she took part in a headshave for charity at the weekend.

Carolyn McKay has raised more than £1,500 so far for Alopecia UK and local mental health charity Mind Your Head.

She underwent the cut and shave at the Brae Co-op on Saturday, with family and friends doing the honours.

McKay said she is “completely overwhelmed by the generosity of everyone who donated”.

“It feels a little strange, and I caught myself trying to flick my non-existent pony tail last night!”

Even some of the customers at the Brae Co-op, where McKay works, helped with the shave.

Carolyn as Addams Family character Uncle Fester later at night.

The final piece of hair, the fringe, was shaved off by Maria Parker, who herself has alopecia. More than £300 was raised during the clip alone.

McKay managed to bag a further £50 for her cause later that night by winning a fancy dress prize at a Halloween bash at the Lerwick Legion.

The costume? She was dressed as Uncle Fester from the Addams Family, whose striking look is defined by a bald head.

People can still donate to the online fundraiser, for Alopecia UK, here. The charity works to improve the lives of those affected by hair loss.

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