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Three women in Forestry Commission Scotland’s Huntly based team have (so far) raised £2000 for north east cancer charities by having their heads shaved.
Jackie Cumberbirch, Heather McPherson and Angie Smith, who have each had family or friends face the challenges of terminal illness, submitted to a number four cut as a way of showing their support for patients facing life threatening conditions – and the staff and volunteers who work to help them through it.
“We wanted to do something to help and choosing to shave our heads is a way of recognising the courage, determination and stamina shown by all who have to cope with cancer and who have no choice about losing their hair.
“It’s also about recognising the hard work, bravery and commitment of the staff and volunteers who work alongside people facing these terrible illnesses. It’s a small way to say a big thank you to them for their dedication and compassion.”
The women’s fund-raising efforts have helped two charities – ‘Friends of Anchor’, set up to directly support cancer and haematology care in the North-east of Scotland, and ‘Highland Hospice’, the only hospice serving adults with incurable life-limiting disease in the Highlands and acknowledged as a resource of specialist palliative care.
Colleagues, friends and family of the trio have all attended the anchor unit at Aberdeen for treatment.
Anyone looking to make a donation to the trio's fundraising efforts can visit the 3quines ‘Just Giving’ page https://www.justgiving.com/teams/CLOSESHAVEBY3QUINES or contact them directly at firstname.lastname@example.org (01224 440709) or email@example.com (01224 440706)
Notes to Editors
1. Forestry Commission Scotland is part of the Scottish Government's Environment & Forestry Directorate www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland
2. For news, events and recreation information log on to
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3. The attached image shows (left to right) Jackie, Heather and Angie outside the Forestry Commission Scotland Huntly office
4. Tha FCS ag obair mar bhuidheann-stiùiridh coilltearachd Riaghaltas na h-Alba agus a' riaghladh nan 660,000 heactairean ann an Oighreachd na Coille Nàiseanta, a' dìonadh, a' cumail smachd air agus a' leudachadh nan coilltean gus buannachdan a thoirt dha coimhearsnachdan, an eaconamaidh agus, ag obair an aghaidh atharrachadh gnàth-shìde. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland
5. Media enquiries to Paul Munro, Media Officer, Forestry Commission Scotland press office, 0300 067 6507 / 07785 527590