A STEVENSTON cafe has so far raised over £2,000 towards the fund to help a local teen get lifesaving cancer treatment in Cuba.

Tony and Mel Fuggle, who own Annie Drummy’s Community Cafe, last month raised £243 for the Ainslie Mitchell Fund with a prize bingo.

Their latest event – a coffee day on Tuesday, July 4 – pulled in a further £1,897, taking the total raised by the local business to an impressive £2,140.

Seven brave volunteers had their heads shaved at the event, including the person doing the shaving, Catherine Patterson.

Catherine, who was Ainslie’s hairdresser when she was younger and so is a friend of the family’s, managed to raise a whopping £1,671 from her own head-shave alone.

Six men also got their legs and chests waxed by Kilwinning’s Platinum Glamour during the event.

Tony said: “Myself, Mel and Jenna Frew had a great time helping raise money for such a fantastic lady.

“And we thank the community for coming out and supporting us and raising such a great amount.”

Mel added: “It was brilliant. It was a really good day.

Ainslie, 18, whose last chance at survival is raising £20,000 for treatment, was at last week’s event and received a very unusual gift from Councillor Jimmy Miller – a giant toy eagle.

Mel said: “One of the councillors brought it for Ainslie. She seemed to like it.”

You can help Ainslie reach her £20,000 target by visiting her Just Giving page here.