King’s Lynn hairdresser clocks up 24 hours for Macmillan Cancer Support

While many people were making their way into work this morning, hairdresser Vicky Redhead was clocking off after a 24-hour charity 'chop-a-thon'.

The 27-year-old cut 40 people's hair at Everybody Hair Salon, in Lynn, between 9am yesterday and 9am today and raised more than �1,500 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The mother-of-one decided to raise funds for the charity in honour of her brother Mark who was diagnosed with terminal cancer earlier this year.

EDP reporter David Blackmore was Miss Redhead's last appointment this morning and she told him of her 'delight' at the public's response - particularly on social network website Twitter.

She added: 'I had people come in here all through the night just to give me cash towards my fundraising total. I'm really pleased how much has been raised so far but there is still more to come in.

'It was quite hard to keep going at around 3am but as soon as 6am came around, I knew I only had a few hours left and I was buzzing.'

She added: 'I will do this and something different for charity every year from now on.'

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Miss Redhead is also organising a masquerade ball for New Year's Eve at The Walks Stadium in King's Lynn to further boost her total. Tickets cost �20 and can be picked up from the hair salon, on Railway Road.

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