Family go purple in memory of Johnshaven mum

Mike, Ross and Fraser Sangster have dyed their hair purple in memory of their wife and mother.

Mike, Ross and Fraser Sangster have dyed their hair purple in memory of their wife and mother.

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A Johnshaven family have turned purple in order to walk 13 miles in a sponsored walk for charity in memory of their wife and mother.

Mike Sangster and his boys, Fraser (23) and Ross (20), had their hair dyed the vivid shade by Kirsty Best at Odysee Hair Design last Friday, September 18, to raise money for CLAN Cancer Support.

The Sangsters are raising the funds in memory of their mother and wife Amanda who sadly died of cancer last year age 47.

Amanda had previously raised funds herself by having the people of Johnshaven vote for which hair colour she would choose. They chose purple all those years ago and Amanda donated half the total to Johnshaven Primary School and half to Crones disease charity as she also suffered from Crones.

Her family will be tackling the walk dressed top to toe in purple. It begins in Westburn Park, Aberdeen, this coming Sunday.

Mike, who is a joiner in Johnshaven, said: “We are hoping to reach a total of £10,000 in memory of my wife, who was a wonderful woman.”

The family have already raised a staggering £7,500 through various fundraising activities, including completing last years CLAN sponsored walk and holding a band night in Johnshaven.

Kirsty Best, who also coloured Amanda’s hair, said: “She was quite a shy person so when she said she wanted to die her hair for charity many people were surprised.

“She looked amazing with her purple locks and apparently enjoyed all the attention.”

Fraser and Ross have Just Giving pages for donations to the CLAN charity which helped the family during the hard time they had with Amanda’s cancer.