Dundee market trader Marilyn Forbes plans to stop at nothing to help us reach the Tele’s target of £20,000 for the Bald is Beautiful campaign.
In fact the 61-year-old even plans to shave her hair off in support of 14-year-old Megan Fletcher, who inspired and is the figurehead of our campaign, launched jointly with city charity fund-raiser Charlie Kean.
Marilyn, who has run a market stall in Dundee for almost 20 years, said: “When I read Megan’s story and saw her pictures I decided I had to do something.
“I aim to raise as much money as I can but I’m also going to support Megan by having my head shaved.
“People are saying I’m brave by shaving off my hair, but I’m definitely not.
“Megan is the brave one.
“Raising awareness about childhood cancers is an incredible thing for a girl her age to do.”
Marilyn, who lives in St Mary’s, said she had already had friends and family pledge her around £1,500 to shave her head, and she hopes her efforts will net her even more.
She added: “If people support me with as much money as they can I will have my hair shaved off before the end of the month and the Tele can come and watch.”
Marilyn said she also has a few other fundraising ideas up her sleeve and she and a friend now plan to go round city businesses asking them to get involved or donate for the campaign.
She added she was aware that other stall holders at Hilltown Indoor Market, where she has her stall, also had fundraising activities planned.
She added: “I am aware that all the money raised is to be used in Dundee for city families and I am going all out to do my bit.
“This isn’t about me — it’s about Megan and this campaign has just got to me, so I want to do my bit.”
Meanwhile, Derek Reilly, of Kingsway Farm, has revealed plans for the two eight-foot teddy bears donated by Harry Styles of One Direction.
The teddies have arrived at the restaurant and a barrel for donations has been placed beside them.
He has also agreed that for every slice of banoffee cheesecake sold, 20p will go towards the campaign and is hopeful that, along with another few fundraising ideas, the restaurant can raise a minimum of £5,000.