Lowestoft students to use hair power to help charity

Hairdressing students from Lowestoft College will be using their scissors and history knowledge to raise funds for a cancer charity.

The students have organised the Spoilt Rotten hair and fashion show at the Wherry Hotel on Oulton Broad on April 6.

They have decided to use it to support Macmillan Cancer Support and have roped in local businesses to support them on their fashion fund-raising quest.

Students will be putting together a showcase of hairstyles ranging from the 1900s to today.

They have chosen Macmillan Cancer Support as their charity as it is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.

Students will be joined by staff from Beccles men's hairdresser Raws.

The fashion show will also see displays from formal wear specialist Sophisticats, Beccles boutique Breeze, the latest ranges from Sawdust and Match and party attire from Party On.

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The show will start with a performance by the Freestyle Dance Company.

There will also be a raffle on the night to drum up more fund for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Hairdressing lecturer Jo Brooks said: 'Not only does this event contribute to our students' courses it is the ideal way to show their talents and techniques to the public.

'Part of our plan for the evening includes celebrating how hairstyles have changed over the last 100 years.

Macmillan Cancer Support celebrate their centenary this year so having them as our chosen charity was a perfect fit.

'Everyone involved in the show appreciates the work it does.

If we can use our event to help Macmillan Cancer Support while demonstrating the capabilities of our students at the same time then so much the better.'

The show starts at 7.30pm.

Before it starts fashionistas and trendsetters can be pampered with treatments from college beauty students and look at exhibitors stalls show casing fashion and beauty products from 6.30pm.

Tickets cost �4.50 and are available from all the participating businesses and Lowestoft College's hairdressing salon.

Anyone who wants to donate a prize to the Spoilt Rotten raffle should call Jo Brooks on 01502 583521.

To find out more about Macmillan Cancer Support in the region or to organise a fund-raising event in aid of the charity, call local fund-raising manager Holly Lambert on 01603 724 366 or email hlambert@macmillan.org.uk