THE FUND to help Carnoustie twins Chloe and Ayley Hirsch take their first footsteps has received a double boost.
On Thursday, another £1,400 was added to their target of £80,000 needed to send the girls, who suffer from cerebral palsy, to America for life changing surgery which will enable them to walk.
In the morning more than £400 was raised after their uncle Chris Fleming agreed to have his head shaved at Guyz Cutz in Carnoustie (left above).
Hairdresser Loula Makaronas cut off all of Chris’ hair in a bid to raise cash for the fund.
Then later in the day a cheque for £1,000 was presented to the twins’ mum Averil from the Carnoustie Links Staff Charity, which raises money for local causes (left below).
The Links staff also handed over an oil painting of the course, which was signed by players at last year’s Dunhill Links Championship.
The signatures include those of Lee Westwood, Darren Clarke, Rory McIlroy, Retief Goosen, Padraig Harrington, Paul Lawrie and Hollywood actor Samuel L. Jackson.
The painting will now be raffled with all proceeds going to the family’s fund.
In the two months since the fund-raising campaign started, more than £12,000 has flooded in from across the area.