Rona Wilson and Caroline Rogers get set to help Malcolm MacInnes lose his hair...
Losing his hair for Macmillan Cancer Support today (Friday, 30th September) was Malcolm MacInnes from Tarbert, Harris, who had his head shaved and his legs waxed in the Boots store in Stornoway.
“I just thought that they [Macmillan Cancer Support] do so much work to help everyone else that I'd do something to help them,” said Malcolm, who added that his hair before the shave was the longest he'd ever had it.
Rona works her way through Malcolm's thatch...
“At first I just thought I'd shave my head, but then the folks where I work at Lochs Filling Station said I'd have to do more if they were going to sponsor me, so I went for the legs as well.
“They say my legs will be sore but we'll see. I'm not worried – in for a penny, in for a pound and as long as it raises money for Macmillan I'm happy.”
Hair stylists Rona Wilson and Caroline Rogers from the Loch Side Salon, Cameron Terrace, were only too pleased to help Malcolm, as Rona took the clippers to his head this afternoon, then Caroline joined for the close shave at the end.
One last close shave by Rona and Caroline and the hair is gone!
And it was the job of Body & Sole therapist Iline Murray to tackle the leg waxing – which Malcolm took like a man and didn't even flinch as the strips were ripped off!
Iline Murray from Body & Soul gets started waxing Malcolm's legs.
Not the usual Boots window display today as Malcolm's charity fundraiser caught the attention of passers-by.
Affiliated with Macmillan Cancer Support, Boots were happy to host Malcolm's charity hair-loss, and the Stornoway chemist also held its own Macmillan Coffee Morning all day with teas, coffees and delicious home baking and sweet treats – made by Boots staff – available in store.
They are also running a raffle for a luxury hamper both this week and next, with funds raised also being donated to Macmillan.
Staff at Boots in Stornoway were delighted to take part in Macmillan Cancer Support's Coffee Morning today.
“It's been a great day and everyone in the team wanted to get involved,” said Jordon from the store.
“Events helped out with our balloons and decorations, and St Columba's Church lent us their urn for use today, so we're really thankful to them both.
“We've had great feedback from our customers and the community here have been so generous. Thank you to everyone who has enjoyed the day and donated money to such a great cause.”