WHAT started as a bit of a joke became reality for Jock Millar, retired Constable Drug Squad, at this year’s Glenluce Vintage Tractor Rally when a haircut raised am amazing £1000 for charity.
Jock grew his hair for three years. The locals thought he was a lost member of Sweet the 70’s pop band and, as a dare, said that at the Tractor Day 2012 he would get a haircut to raise money for charity.
Laura Lawson, local hairdresser, was more than happy to get her scissors out to transform the” Border Yeti” into a recognisable person - and she arrived on time (unheard of for Laura!).
The charity’s McMillan Cancer Support and Prostate Cancer benefited from the most expensive haircut Laura has had to date and with most of the crowd looking on the transformation occurred.
Margaret Stewart from Glenluce Tractor Rally was more than happy to receive £400 on behalf of McMillan Cancer Support and the Prostate Cancer receiving £600.
Jock has since returned to Canonbie and can be found in his garden wearing a hat and scarf to keep warm in June.
For those of you fortunate to have avoided Jock and his sponsor sheet on this occasion, Ross Williams and his traffic gang will be growing moustaches in November and are more than happy to take your cash, so be warned.