Gourdon’s Sue shaves head for charity

A Scotmid employee from Gourdon has raised over £800 by having her hair shaved off for charity in front of customers in Inverbervie.

Thursday, 12th November 2015, 6:00 am
Sue Brown pictured with her colleagues and representatives from Alzheimers Scotland who were on hand to watch her get her head shaved by Sharlene Stott from Tidy Tangles, Inverbervie. Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES

Sue Brown took on the challenge to raise money for the Society’s charity of the year partnership with Alzheimer Scotland.

Sue’s head was shaved by Charlene Stott from Tidy Tangles, a local hair and beauty salon in Inverbervie.

The Customer Service Assistant with 15 years service braved the head shave to honour her late mother who was diagnosed with the early stages of dementia and to help raise urgent awareness of the condition which now affects over 90,000 people across Scotland.

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia and it is not a natural part of getting older.

Sue Brown said: “I wanted to help support our charity partnership with Alzheimer Scotland and suggested the head shave as I have been touched by dementia through family and friends.

“Tracey, our store manager, was surprised at first by the idea but really supportive of the challenge. Losing my hair may seem like a bold move, but it will grow back. I hope that all the funds raised will help improve the lives of those living with dementia.”

Anna Devine, Director of Fundraising, Communications and Marketing at Alzheimer Scotland, said: “Our year-long charity partnership with Scotmid Co-operative and its brands has kicked off to a great start with many stores across the country already supporting the cause.

“We are incredibly grateful to the Inverbervie store manager, Tracey Dowie for hosting the event and to Sue Brown for taking part in the brave head shave to support our mission create dementia-friendly communities.”