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VIDEO: Farmers shear their heads for frontline charities

A new challenge has been launched to raise money for charity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Patrons are encouraged to shave their hair and nominate others to do so too as part of the Shear Isolation Lockdown Haircut Challenge.

Participants are asked to share a video of the process on social media and donate at least £3 to chosen charities.

The charities chosen by the challenge creators are; The Royal Scottish Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RSABI), The Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET) and the Tressel Trust.

Scene & Herd

The challenge was created by Scene & Herd, the team behind the OnFARM podcast and regular supporters of the Scottish charities.

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Anna Davies, director of Scene & Herd said: “After a number of Zoom video calls lately, I’ve noticed that there were a few people, my husband included, who were in need of a trip to the hairdresser!”

“So, remembering the ice bucket challenge of a few years ago, I had the idea that people could get a haircut and raise money for good causes at the same time.”

“Thankfully, my husband was happy to be volunteer number one and allowed me to shave his hair off – all for a good cause.”

Davies said that there is no need to wait to be nominated and has encouraged people to get involved in the non-gender specific campaign.

“Ladies can trim their fringe, cut the kids’ hair, give the dog a haircut or even go the whole hogg if they are brave enough,” she concluded. 


Anyone wanting to take part should caption their video with the hashtag – #shearisolation.

The original shear isolation challenge video can be found here – donate here.

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