Purley hairdressers raise money for Cancer Research

Louise Flood, 34,  Frankie Begg, 21, and Becky Blair, 24 Pic: Flood

Louise Flood, 34, Frankie Begg, 21, and Becky Blair, 24 Pic: Flood


Three hairdressers cut a dash at a Croydon fun run in aid of cancer research as they raised money wearing pink tutus.

Louise Flood, 34, and fellow crimpers from Purley salon, Cutting It Fine, took part in the Race For Life in Lloyd Park on Sunday (July 13) after witnessing the terrible effects of the disease on their clients.

Together with Becky Blair, 24 and Frankie Begg, 21, Flood has so far raised a total of £800 for the charity, Cancer Research, well above the original target of £600.

”We got lots of comments and people loved our outfits,’’ said Flood. ‘‘We worked for two full days dressed up too which got a great response from our clients who helped us raise money.

‘‘It was really satisfying to complete the course too as none of us go to the gym – we are not athletes or anything like that.

‘‘We had a few blisters and were a bit tired afterwards but it wasn’t too bad. It was a tough challenge but a great event to be a part of.’’

Flood said she enjoyed the event so much that she is going to enter more charity runs in the future.

‘‘I am going to run a 5k next year. It was an inspiring thing to do and you do feel you want to do more.’’

Contributions to Cutting it Fine’s fund raising push for Cancer Research can still be made at the following site: https://www.justgiving.com/cutting-it-fine.

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