Beatson’s thanks to haircut hero Neil

The certificate from the Beatson Cancer Centre, left, thanks Neil for his £3,500 donation received after he had his long hair cut.
The certificate from the Beatson Cancer Centre, left, thanks Neil for his £3,500 donation received after he had his long hair cut.

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Glenbarr sheep farmer Neil MacPhail has received a certificate of thanks from the Beatson Cancer Charity after donating the £3,500 in sponsorship he received by having his luscious long locks sheared.

Neil, aged 80, from Skernish Farm, had his hair, which grew half-way down his back, cut by his niece Iona MacPhail from Hair By Iona in December. He had been letting it grow since 2017 after fearing he would lose it as he underwent treatment but decided to have it cut to repay the ‘first-class care’ he received at the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre.

He was reluctant to face the chop having grown ‘immensely proud’ of his long locks, but felt the opportunity to raise vital funds for the specialist cancer care centre in Glasgow was worth his anguish.