Hairdressers raise £1,000 in Sunderland Race for Life

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A PAIR of snippers swapped scissors for trainers to raise cash for cancer research.

Kay Sampson and Danielle Crone, who both work at Infinity hair salon in Sunderland’s Newcastle Road, have raised more than £1,000 by competing in the Sunderland Race for Life.

The pair wanted to run the race on behalf of two long-standing customers, Liz Burnside, who recently died from cancer, and Ruth Chipp, who is battling the disease.

Kay, 42, said Liz was a long-standing client and everyone was shocked when she died from the illness aged 62.

She said her family and friends were also supporting the Race for Life.

Ruth, who is in her 50s, is another regular client who is undergoing treatment for the disease, so the two hairdressers were keen to run the race in their names.

Kay said: “We didn’t want to hassle people with sponsorship forms, so we just put posters up telling people what we were doing and all our customers were so generous. Almost all of the money was raised with donations from clients, which was fantastic.

“You always like to think you have nice customers, but when you do something like this you find out just how great they are. We really want to thank them because they all dug deep to help.”

Kay and Danielle were among thousands of women who joined the annual Race for Life, which was held at Herrington Country Park.

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