Close shave for Mull mother and daughter

Kate Woolcock presents a cheque for £1,022.18p to staff nurse Cheryl Patterson at Craignure Community Hospital with Dr Jens Ludder, Rebecca and baby Eliza in attendance.

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A mother and daughter from Mull have endured the most drastic of lockdown haircuts in order to raise funds for their local hospital.

Rebecca Woolcock and her mum Kate raised £1,022 by having their hair shaved off. The now pruned pair wanted to give something back to Craignure Community Hospital which had cared for Rebecca throughout her pregnancy with daughter Eliza Mcfadden, who is now nine and a half months old.

‘They were absolutely amazing while I was expecting Eliza so when I heard that they were trying to raise money for a bladder scanner I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to do something for both the hospital and the community,’ said Rebecca.

Rebecca’s dad Michael performed the honours with the clippers while her fiance James McFadden was out at work.

‘They both took a couple of days to get used to it but now they really like it,’ she added.

‘When the locks fell to the floor we be both felt a bit shocked but also felt proud that we had done it.’

Rebecca and Kate presented their cheque to staff at the hospital last week.