The not-so secret mission of Kirkcaldy salon, Byron Hairdressing, to beat all its previous fundraising efforts for Maggie’s Fife was caught on camera this week as STV Daybreak dropped by to witness its James Bond-themed charity day. The whole team gave up their Sunday, armed with instructions to foil any dastardly bad-hair-day plots, while Annette Burgess, owner of Sole~Soul Therapy in Dunfermline, put her golden fingers in to action, offering free head massages to those who managed to grab one of the precious appointments. The money raised, along with raffle contributions, came to almost £2,500, nearly £300 more than in 2010.
STV news anchor Laura Haldane filmed the team in action and interviewed salon owner Ronnie Marshall on camera. Afterwards she picked the names of the raffle winners, who walked off with an array of prizes including a year’s free hairdressing and a weekend at Fairmount Hotel in St Andrews.
‘Every year in October or November we dedicate one of our Sundays to raising money from Maggie’s, which is an amazing charity and very close to everyone’s heart. We’ve raised more than £18,000 in just over a decade and that’s thanks to my amazing team and all our clients who support us,’ said Ronnie.
Every penny raised by the Byron team goes to help fund the cost of running the centre in Kirkcaldy.
‘The dedication that Byron Hairdressing staff and customers give to Maggie’s Fife year after year is astounding, their kindness and generosity has resulted in this incredible fundraising effort which means Maggie’s can be there for people affected by cancer and help ease the burden of for anyone who walks through our doors, ensuring they can live as well as possible with and beyond the disease. On behalf of Maggie’s and everyone who benefits from our support I would like to say a huge heartfelt thank you to Byron Hairdressing staff and customers ‘“ the difference they are making is inspirational,’ said Tumong Edwards, Maggie’s Fife community fundraiser.