In December, the owner of a Cardenden salon was giving back to her community with a Christmas giveaway event.

Clare Mitchell, owner of Revive Salon on Station Road, gave away a free pamper voucher each night to someone in the village.

In previous years, Clare has offered homeless people a free haircut, shampoo, and a hot drink. She has also gave free haircuts to disadvantaged children.

This year she chose a house at random each night to post a voucher through their door for a free pamper service. Addresses were chosen at random as Clare closed her eyes and went onto the maps and moved her finger around to pick an address.

Clare also decided to help Fife Gingerbread this year. Fife Gingerbread supports lone parents and families. The organisation provides accessible and non-judgmental support and information to lone parents.

Clare said: "It is a luxury and the way the times are right now, we're living in such uncertain times, so getting your hair done can sometimes be put on the back burner. You kind of forget about yourself.

"Just giving something back to somebody that's maybe not got that extra cash to get their hair done, it just helps a bit. 

"I'm all for mental health, I'll give anybody my last, I like to paint smiles and I like to make people feel that little bit better, so if I can make one person smile before I go to my bed at night, then that makes me a happier person."

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