Lopping locks for cancer cash

A former Linlithgow gala queen is to lose her flowing locks in a bid to raise cash for a cancer charity.

Now an S2 pupil at Linlithgow Academy, Ruby Hudson was the town’s gala queen in 2013.

On Friday, October 17, she will publicly have her hair cut by staff from Elle Hairdressing salon.

The hair will then be used to make wigs for people recovering from cancer.

The big-hearted gesture will be the culmination of a week of fundraising for the Stand Up To Cancer charity which Ruby is holding in the Academy.

During the week of October 13-17 she will be selling cakes and spring bulbs to raise funds.

And, on the Friday, under a gazebo outside the town’s Cancer Research Shop at 107 High Street, her long locks will be lopped off.

Members of the public can contribute by making donations on the day and one lucky donor will win a bumper food hamper donated by Ruby’s mum Jill.

The fundraising drive has been motivated by the death of Jill’s mum and best friend, Elspeth Hamilton.

Ruby’s gran, Jean Denis, is also a cancer survivor.

Said Jill: “The whole event is largely self-organised by Ruby.

“She has arranged it all with the consent of staff at Linlithgow Academy, Elle Hairdressing and the Cancer Research shop in the High Street.”

Donations can be made at Ruby’s justgiving page: rubyhudsonsbuzzcut