A MAUCHLINE-BASED architecture company has raised more than £3,000 for people living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in Scotland by shaving their heads live on Zoom.

A team of five friends representing Stairhill Architecture braved the shave for MS Society Scotland, Cancer Research UK and Ayrshire Hospice.

Alistair Mair, Managing Director at Stairhill Architecture, said: “I’m delighted we raised over £3,000. I never expected us to raise anywhere near this much, I thought it would be great if we raised a couple of hundred pounds.

“Before lockdown, we’d set ourselves the challenge of raising £30k over 2020 to celebrate our 30th birthday.

“Our main fundraising event was going to be completing the three peaks in April but we’ve had to put the challenge on hold so wanted to be creative in doing something else instead.

“We thought we’d live stream our Brave the Shave challenge so people could watch and have a laugh with us.

“My father-in-law has MS and I have seen how challenging living with the condition can be.”

Morna Simpkins, Director at MS Society Scotland, said: “A huge thank you to everyone involved in this challenge for making the chop to raise funds.

“More than 15,000 in Scotland are living with MS and demand for our services and support has increased as people begin to understand and live with the impacts of the pandemic.

“The support of our amazing community matters more than ever so we’re delighted to see creative events like this taking place.”

To sponsor Stairhill, visit: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=Stairhill30kfor30yrs&isTeam=true


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