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Mum's head shave raises over £1000 for Turriff Primary School

By Kirsty Brown

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Turriff Primary School is set to benefit after one mum underwent an extreme haircut at the weekend.

So far Jackie Park has raised over £1000, with donations still rolling in, to support the school her son Nicol (5) attends.

Speaking to the Advertiser, Jackie explained that this is always something that she has wanted to do and she has just been waiting for the right fundraising opportunity to make it a reality.

When the prime minister put the country into 'lockdown' she knew the time was right, and all that was left was to decide which charity to support with her endeavour.

Knowing that she wanted to support something local which was affected the pandemic, Jackie decided that she would like to raise money for Turriff Primary School and set herself a fundraising target of £400.


She said: "I wasn't even sure if I would manage to get £400, but we're well past that now which is great."

At 7pm on Sunday, May 11, Jackie and her family took to the street so that everyone could watch her lose her hair.

She explained that the whole street has been great at supporting each other throughout the pandemic which is why it was so important for her to share this experience with them, and once again

Talking about the emotional rollercoaster shaving her head, Jackie said: "I was really looking forward to doing it, then when Sunday came I was a bit worried and as the day wore on I just wanted to get it done!

"Just as we went out to do it the snow came on, but thankfully it was just a quick flurry.

"It's really strange now, I keep feeling my head, and it's a bit cold.

"Thanks to lockdown I've got three weeks to get used to it.

"I am absolutely thrilled, though, and it's been great to raise so much money for the school."

If you'd like to support Jackie you can donate online at: www.facebook.com/donate/458257161635212/


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