Galloway came together last week to have fun and raise cash for Children in Need.
Freja Powell, a primary six pupil at Penninghame School in Newton Stewart, raised over £600 by having her hair cut off.
The youngster chose to snip her waist-length ponytail off at the shoulders and donate the hair to a charity making wigs for cancer-stricken children after hearing of others who had done the same noble thing.
So in front of the school, brave Freja took the plunge and we think she looks great with her bob-cut.
Over in Port William, over £160 was raised by Port William Primary and Playgroup. Pupils had a non-uniform day and took to the stage for a talent show. Organised by the school’s Global Council, led by P7 pupils Charlotte Cleer and Ella Wallace, the finalists delivered spectacular performances in front of pupils, parents and friends.
Judges, Mrs Watkins, Mrs Brodie, Mr Kevan and Mr McElrea had the unenviable task of choosing the winners from a wide variety of well rehearsed and entertaining acts, ranging from musical items to breathtaking “aerobatic” displays.
In third place, congratulations went to Shannon and her magic flute with her faultless rendition of ‘For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow’. In joint second place were the highly skilled, synchronised gymnasts Ella, Charlotte and Abby, with angelic singers Emma, Elli and Anna and an awesome aerobatic team involving Gregor, Spencer, Joey and Jack.
In joint first place were performing poets Kelsey, Maisie and Natalie who beautifully illustrated the Children in Need message. Joining them in first place was the hilarious stand up comedienne Courtney with her side splitting jokes.
An extremely entertaining afternoon was enjoyed by everyone and congratulations were given to the Global Council for organising the event.
And in offices, schools, hospitals and shops across the region, fun was the name of the game as the pennies came rolling in for staff dressed up, taking on dares, beating records and generally being silly in the name of raising cash – and that’s what it’s all about.