A HAIRDRESSER who flouted his usual pristine appearance to grow a beard in the name of charity celebrated a well-deserved shave over Easter.
Mikel Tabaku owns Hair Tomorrow in Field End Road, Eastcote, and for the past 12 weeks he has been struggling to look at himself in his salon's many mirrors as his usual clean cut look was replaced by dishevelled hair and a straggly beard.
A ZUMBATHON to raise money for Hillingdon Hospital is being held on February 2 in memory of an Eastcote man who died of leukaemia last year.
Karl Sandwith was just 36 when he lost his battle with the disease in August 2012, and his family have been fundraising for the hospital's Bevan Ward ever since.
Haydon School pupils have amazed charity workers in their drive to make Christmas special for other children in their community.
Pupils aged 11 and 12 at the Wiltshire Lane, Eastcote, school raised more than £1,400 to buy presents for less fortunate childrens.
Last week, the children gave a cheque, and a huge pile of presents, to Salvation Army Officer Major Kay Carpagnano and administrator Janet Keene.
YOUNG British Muslims are giving blood in Ruislip on Sunday as part of a nationwide campaign to get people donating.
More than 50 people are expected to attend the blood donation session, held at the Winston Churchill Hall, in Pinn Way, Ruislip, between 11am and 3.30pm.
TWO young athletes were determined to raise money for Children in Need by going the extra mile and running 12 laps of a running track, straight after their weekly football match.
Sean Gowan and Kyle Doona, both nine years old, play for Ruislip Rangers Football Club.
YOUNG and old got their hands muddy to give a park some spring colour.
The Friends of Bessingby and Cavendish Parks were given money from the Cavendish ward budget to buy 3,000 bulbs to plant in Bessingby Park, in Bessingby Road, Ruislip Manor.
ROCKERS will unite in memory of a much-loved friend at a fundraising gig.
The Paul Fox Social Club has arranged for a string of bands to take to the stage on Saturday (27).
The Damned, Damned, Damned; The Moon Stompers; The Dirty Strangers and The DubCats will perform to a crowd on the night, at Ruislip Social Club, Grosvenor Vale, Ruislip.
A WELL-LOVED rugby club member is trekking through the desert to raise funds for a local hospice.
Stuart Garrison, 53, known to his friends as 'Stick', has been a member of Ruislip Rugby Club, in West End Road, for more than 35 years. He will trek through Jordan from the Dead Sea to Petra, to raise cash for Harlington Hospice.
Mr Garrison, who lives in Ickenham, will be taking part in the desert trek next April but is already in training with his two pals who will accompany him, Alyson Flynn and Donna Cosham.
A MAN who survived a heart attack has completed a charity walk along the River Thames in double quick time.
Neil Ransley, who lives in Ruislip, completed the Thames Path Challenge with Shriti Raichura, who runs a cardiac rehabilitation exercise class at Highgrove Swimming Pool in Hume Way, Eastcote, for people such as Mr Ransley who have suffered heart problems.
The pair completed the challenge - a 100km walk starting at Putney Bridge, following the Thames Path National Trail, and finishing at Henley-on-Thames on Saturday, September 29.
SHOPPERS can help feed needy people by simply doing their weekly grocery run.
Sainsbury's in Long Drive, South Ruislip, is one of 900 of the company's stores taking part this weekend in the supermarket's second annual Million Meal Appeal, run by FareShare, the national food charity that provides food and drink to organisations working with disadvantaged people.