Bare-faced cheek raises cash for Brooke’s Dream

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AN ARBROATH man shaved off his moustache of 25 years to raise money for a Carnoustie girl.

Iain McGill (57) has raised over £900 from his sponsored shave in support of Brooke’s Dream which is campaigning to raise funds for the after-care treatment of Brooke Ramsay (7) who suffers from cerebral palsy and requires a selective dorsal rhizotomy procedure.

Iain parted with his face fur at the behest of his wife, Marilyn, and sister Helen McDiarmid.

Iain explained: “I refused to part with the face furniture unless it was for charity. Laura and Stewart are friends of my sister’s family, so this was thought to be the perfect choice.

“My sister-in-law’s husband, Phil Scotthorne, also agreed to shave his moustache off at the same time and he has had his for about the same length of time.”

Adjusting to life minus the fuzz has not been too difficult, but there are a few things Iain misses.

He said: “I hardly notice the moustache is gone. The only time I notice is when I am shaving as I do not have to avoid the edges.

“The only thing I miss is sucking the froth from it when drinking beer.”

The shearing took place at Dee’s Barber in Keptie Street and Iain’s grandson, Kai Nicoll (3), and Phil’s grandsons, Matthew (6) and Cameron (4), were given electric razors for the job.

Iain added: “I would like to thank everyone for their support and help in this project and look forward to meeting Brooke and her family in the near future.”