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SEATON: Snippers raise £250 for Breast Cancer Research
Wednesday, 18 December 2013
Two Seaton hairdressers swapped their scissors for Santa outfits when they took on the Santa Run in London to raise money for Breast Cancer Research.
Tracey Day, from Knight & Maiden salon, and mobile hairdresser Julie Rowe, tackled the ten-kilometre run in Christmas fancy dress, raising £250 towards the charity.
The event, organised by fundraising website doitforcharity.com, took place at Victoria Park in central London on Sunday, December 8th.
Most of the 2,000 competitors were dressed in Father Christmas costumes, but the Seaton ladies wore pink outfits, specially made for the event to mark their support for Breast Cancer Research.
The pair had been training for the event throughout November and gathered sponsors from around the town who donated to a collection pot in the salon.
Ms Rowe said: “I do a lot of running myself and have run three marathons in my time, but this was one of the longest runs Tracey has done.
“We have been raising the money as we go and most of it has come from clients’ donations in the salon. We spent the last month training for the race, running along the beach and in the woods.
“Sponsorship for the event will stay open until February so we are continuing to try and raise money for the charity.
“We’ve already gone past £250 and we’re looking to raise as much as possible. The more the merrier.”
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