HAIR WE GO; TEAM EFFORT KIDS HOLD FUNDRAISER; Football Boys Dye Their Heads Pink in Support of Cancer Girl Robyn

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Byline: PAUL O'HARE p.ohare@dailyrecord.co.uk

BIG-HEARTED young footballers have thrown their support behind cancer-hit student - by dying their hair pink. The kids from Notre Dame Boys Club were inspired to raise cash for charity by the story of Robyn Duffy.

The 21-year-old is undergoing chemotherapy after a health check visa application revealed she had cancer. Robyn, from Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, was planning to visit her mum Janice in Canada. But last month, we told how a routine X-ray revealed a sinister dark mass in her chest.

She was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma and all her plans had to be put on hold.

Robyn's story has captured the imagination of the community and local club Notre Dame organised a fundraising match at Ravenscraig in Motherwell. The "In the Pink" game against Coatbridge BC raised PS900 for Cancer Research. One of the organisers, John Russell, even dyed his beard pink.

He said: "It was a great effort for a great cause and for a great girl. Everyone at Notre Dame is exceptionally proud of the youngsters." Around 30 kids from the two teams took part and they all got a medal.

Last month, Robyn told the Record how she was unfazed by the thought of a health check to get her visa.

She said: "I'm young and healthy. …