Salon proves a cut above for hospice appeal

Gary Millington (right), from The Nook, Staining, winner of the

Gary Millington (right), from The Nook, Staining, winner of the "last man standing" event at Nefarious Hair & Beauty (Bispham), which raised money for Hospice Heroes. Also pictured are Jo Bleach and Matthew McNally from Nefarius

Staff at a Bispham hair salon have shown they are a cut above the rest after a week of fund-raising activities to support The Gazette’s Hospice Heroes campaign.

The team at Nefarious Hair, on Red Bank Road, have so far raised more than £600 to help pay for massive refurbishment of Trinity Hospice and Brian House children’s hospice.

Training coordinator Sara Reeves said: “We are delighted with how the week has gone - it was definitely a worthwhile event.

“People’s generosity has been unbelievable and the money is still coming in.”

On Saturday, staff organised a Last Man Standing competition, with the winner getting free cut and blow dry treatments for a year.

The unusual challenge also saw entrants having to stand with the hand touching the outside of the building and the last one to take their hand away won.

Gary Millington, of The Nook, Staining, managed to outlast the competition to claim the prize.

Sara added: “Jordan, our junior, managed a sponsored silence for a whole day.

“He had a sign around his neck and flash cards to communicate with people.

“He never shuts up normally.”

Other activities held at the salon included an X Factor style competition, cake sale and raffle, with prizes donated by other local businesses.

The Hospice Heroes campaign aims to raise £200,000 needed urgently to go with grant cash to pay for major works to bring the vital hospice, on Low Moor Road, Bispham, up to date and fit for the future.




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