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Whether it rains or shines on Saturday May 9 you will be able to step into one Dunfermline shop any time of the day for merriment and partying that will put a smile on your face.

Eight staff from The Den Hair and Beauty in Cross Wynd will be creating a fairground and carnival setting, dressing up and working for free to raise money for local children with disabilities.

Between 9am and 4pm the eight beauty workers will be giving treatments away in return for donations. They include hair-ups, beauty waxing, make-over’s, gent’s haircuts, hair feather, braids and face painting. They are also running a huge raffle with Dunfermline FC football to be won along with restaurant, shop and other vouchers (listed below).

One of The Den Hair and Beauty’s hairdressers Hannah Roberts organised the day and rallied her colleagues into giving up a day’s pay in order to raise money for Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children.

This day is all about my friend Katie MacMillan,” explained Hannah. “She has a three-year-old daughter Caoimhe Potter who has Spina Bifida and Cerebral Palsy.

“They have had all kinds of difficulties and Caoimhe needed a specialist bed but could not buy it or get funding for it. Newlife came along and got her a bed.

“We want to give back to Newlife as Katie and Caoimhe would have struggled without the help of Newlife.”

Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children has helped 61 families in Fife through equipment grants and loans totalling £139,247 so we know there is a very real local need.

That’s why Newlife – the largest charity funder of specialist equipment for children with disabilities and terminal illness in the UK – has launched the Newlife Fife Fund – It is an opportunity for local people to help local disabled children and every penny donated or fundraised in Fife is guaranteed to support families in the area.

At this moment in time another four local children need immediate help at a cost of £17,195. Newlife can guarantee that 100% of donations made will be used to provide vital equipment for children with disabilities and terminal illness. Not a penny is taken out for anything else.

Nora Smith, Newlife’s Head of Community Fundraising and Appeals added: “It’s the enthusiasm and commitment of individuals and groups like the staff at The Den Hair and Beauty that is key to us continuing to be able to support vulnerable families, as the demand on Newlife equipment services increases.”

Pictured: Hannah Robertson (standing) and Katie Sharp