Dream Hair texts Santa

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An Arbroath businesswoman has made a generous donation to a national television charity fund-raiser which airs tonight (Friday).

Marie Ramminger, owner of Dream Hair salon, has pledged £500 to the annual ITV Text Santa appeal which supports six UK charities each year.

Since it began in 2011 the star-studded event has raised over £10 million and this year is helping Age UK, Barnardo’s, BeatBullying, British Heart Foundation, Clic Sargent and Help the Hospices.

Marie said: “Christmas is a very special time for me and my family and I’m truly blessed for what I have.

“Unfortunately, this isn’t the same for everyone, the Text Santa appeal is aimed at improving the quality of life for vulnerable people in the UK, mostly children.

“Knowing that my donation will be spent on the people who need it most at Christmas makes me very proud and I hope that this will inspire everyone to do the same this Christmas.”

The ITV Text Santa appeal will be on ITV and STV from 8 p.m. tonight (Friday).