Peterhead woman shaves head for Alzheimer Scotland

Margaret Petrie shaved her head for Alzheimer Scotland (Picture: Lenny Smith)
Margaret Petrie shaved her head for Alzheimer Scotland (Picture: Lenny Smith)

A Peterhead woman has shaved her head and helped raise over £5,000 for Alzheimer’s after her friend’s husband was diagnosed.

Margaret Petrie raised the money for the Alzheimer Scotland charity in aid of her friend’s husband saying: “My hair will grow back, his memory won’t”.

Ms Petrie shaved her head for the cause at a country music event in Dyce on October 22nd, raising the over £2,000 that day alone.

Two of her friends, Harry and Gordon, also got waxed for the cause.

She said: “It turned out to be great fun and that afternoon we raised over £2,000.

“The rest [of the £5,000] has been from my Just Giving page, sponsorship and people just coming up and handing me money.”

Ms Petrie will present the cheque for £5,000 to the Dementia Resource Centre in Aberdeen on November 22.

She said: “There’s a local office in peterhead and they told me the best way to do it so the money is kept in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.”

Regarding her new haircut Ms Petrie says it is not her normal look but the response she has been getting from people had been great.

She said: “Everybody says it has taken years off me.”

She also said that it has already started to grow back in a bit too.

A spokesperson for Alzheimer Scotland said: “We are so grateful to Margaret and her brave efforts.”

If you would like to donate to the campaign visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Margaret-Petrie3