Bonnybridge schoolgirl proves a cut above

Shannon Rae having her head shaved by barber David Burns to raise cash for Macmillan nurses

Shannon Rae having her head shaved by barber David Burns to raise cash for Macmillan nurses

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Brave Shannon Rae decided to give up something very close to her in order to raise money for a good cause ... her long brown hair.

The 13-year-old Denny High School pupil had her head shaved after members of her family were diagnosed with cancer.

Her maternal grandmother Margaret Hopkins was diagnosed with the illness last year, shortly after her stepdad, David Morton, lost his father, David senior, to the disease.

Shannon, from Bonnybridge, and her 10-year-old cousin Jessica decided that they wanted to do something to help two organisations that go out of their way to help those with cancer.

After a successful bring-and-buy sale, Shannon, supported by her mum Angela, decided she would have her head shaved. Local barber David Burns did the honours at Bonnybridge Social Club on July 12, with friends and family there to support Shannon.

The girls have now donated £2000 to Macmillan nurses and £1000 to The Driving Force, a Bonnybridge-based charity that offers free transport to cancer patients travelling to and from hospital.

Shannon’s cut hair will not be wasted and will now be used to create a wig for 
a youngster with the dis-
ease.