A KIND-HEARTED Tullibody woman has "Braved the Shave" – for the second time – and cut all her hair off to raise money for the Macmillan Cancer Support charity.

Dana McQuater, 22, decided to take part in Macmillan's "Brave the Shave" campaign, which sees people sponsor someone to cut their hair off, after losing her grandfather to cancer.

She told the Advertiser: “My pops died of cancer and I felt like I needed to say a big thank you and raise money for cancer research.

“I'd done 'Brave the Shave' and cut all my hair off three years ago and raised just over £1,400, so I decided to do it again."

But this time Dana, whose fundraiser was helped by staff at the Alloa and Stirling McDonald's where she works, managed to raise an incredible £1,889.14.

She said: "I was so emotional about it. I couldn’t believe it when we started counting it.

“I phoned my mum, crying down the phone – crying because everyone has been so helpful in this area and it's such a good cause."

As well as raising money, Dana will also donate her shaved hair to the Little Princess Trust, to make a wig for young people with cancer and other serious illnesses.

She added: "It's really exciting that someone can get use of my hair.

"Not everyone has the option for it to grow back, and if someone else can use it and feel confident about themselves then I'm thrilled."

Despite having shaved her hair off once before, Dana claimed it didn't get any easier when she did it again in Alloa's Ludgate Church on Sunday, August 26.

"My friends and family were there," she said. "And people from the church and McDonald's too.

"I'd put a Facebook event out and people came from that. So I had a really good turnout and it was really encouraging to have a lot of people around me.

"I was a bit nervous; it's quite hard-going, but it's for such a good cause so I braved up and did it."

Several days on from losing her hair, Dana told the Advertiser that she's had a mixed experience so far.

She said: "It's great because it saves time washing my hair. It takes me five minutes to get ready in the morning now.

"It does get cold though. But, a hat always helps."

Elliot Jardine, who owns and operates the Alloa and Stirling McDonald's restaurants, added: “We are incredibly proud of Dana for her dedication in raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support – she is an inspiration to us all."