Last man standing contest for Trinity

Staff at Nefarious on Red Bank Road, Bispham, are raising money for The Gazette's appeal.
Staff at Nefarious on Red Bank Road, Bispham, are raising money for The Gazette's appeal.
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A week of events at a Fylde coast hairdressers is set to raise hundreds for Hospice Heroes.

Staff at Nefarious salon in Bispham have organised cake sales, raffles and a series of events to help pay for a massive refurbishment at Trinity Hospice and Brian House children’s hospice.

And the week-long fund-raiser will end on Saturday with a “last man standing” competition.

Men and women will battle it out to see who can touch the building on Red Bank Road without letting go for the longest amount of time to win free cut and blow dry treatments for a year.

As well as raising money towards our £200,000 appeal, the stunt is also celebrating the salon’s second birthday.

Senior stylist Alison Warnes said: “This is a fantastic thing for the salon to be a part of and the whole community has been involved.

“Pretty much all of the businesses along Red Bank Road have given something for our raffle – we must have about 80 prizes from bottles of wine, chocolates, meals out, meat vouchers, anything you can think of.

“It’s brilliant how everyone’s pulled together for this.”

The salon has done a Face of Nefarious competition where customers have their picture taken after treatment for £5, a Junior X Factor where apprentice stylists carry out an celebrity-syle make over and a Nefarious “cake-off”.

One of salon’s most chatty stylists is also carrying out a sponsored silence.

Alison said: “We’ve raised a lot so far, it’s pouring in.

“Everyone who’s come in this week has either donated or bought a raffle ticket or a cake.”

Trinity is in urgent need of major works to bring the hospice on Low Moor Road, Bispham, up to date and fit for the future.

The money we raise will help create single rooms and new privacy areas.

DETAILS OF HOW YOU CAN DONATE OR GET INVOLVED WITH THE CAMPAIGN ARE LISTED ON OUR DEDICATED HOSPICE HEROES PAGE.