Glenrothes High pupil Clare uses her head to serve up lunch

One of Claire's hair designs
One of Claire's hair designs

A Glenrothes teenager has used her head to come up with a ‘hair raising‘ scheme that makes sure people won’t go hungry this Christmas.

Teenager Clare Houston, a pupil at Glenrothes High School, has for the last two weeks created a different hairstyle each day in a bid to raise money for the town’s foodbank facility.

A Grinch-inspired hair-do!

A Grinch-inspired hair-do!

And her wacky and outlandish hair do’s have ensured that teachers and fellow pupils have all dug deep to help her raise a grand total of £232.21, which was used to purchase a staggering 220kg of food to provide a Christmas meal for people struggling to make ends meet.

“I just wanted to do something to help and because I’m always experimenting and doing crazy things with my hair so it seemed the ideal opportunity,” Clare said.

“I’ve spent £30 on hair product and tinsel in the last fortnight but it’s been worth it and everyone in the school has been talking about it and helping by making donations.

And support has come from 17-year-old Clare’s teachers too, who have helped by relaxing school regulations on dress standards for her fundraiser and donated too.

Green and red for Christmas!

Green and red for Christmas!

It’s been a good laugh though I did start running out of ideas for new styles by the second week,” laughed Clare.

And gran Marie Houston said she has been amazed by her granddaughter’s efforts.

“It’s a wonderful gesture andto do it all by herself has made me very proud of her,” she said.

Foodbank staff were quick to praise Clare too when she delivered the £200 plus food parcel to their Saltire Centre premises.

“This really will go a long way, we can’t thank Clare enough,” said Jilly Guild, foodbank manager.