DUNFERMLINE woman Gillian Campbell had a close shave at the weekend – all in the name of charity.

The mum of two lost her locks to mark her first anniversary of being cancer-free.

She had been diagnosed with cervical cancer in February last year and wanted to give something back to Maggie's after they had supported her during and after her illness.

A fundraising event was held at the MAXX salon and training academy on Saturday night which included a raffle and entertainment as well as the Brave the Shave event.

"It all went well," she said. "I was a bit nervous and felt a bit sick but I am pleased with it and everything was fine. I don't have all the money in but I think I will have raised around £1,000."

Gillian, 36, discovered she had cervical cancer after tests had been carried out following abnormal smear tests. She had to undergo a radical hysterectomy but didn't need to have chemotherapy.

"This was kind of a shutting off of what I had been through, it was therapeutic for me," she added. "I did burst out crying when she did the first shave. I just wanted to give something back to Maggie's as it is a service I used.

"There are a lot of support groups I can go to; I can drop in for a coffee just to talk to someone. There are lots of different things you can do. You can do art classes and all sorts of different stuff specifically for people and their families.

"They help people who have lost someone or help someone cope with their diagnosis."

Anyone wanting to help with Gillian's fundraising can do so by going online at www.justgiving.com