24-hour Hairdressing Challenge to Raise Funds for British Scoliosis Research

A hairdressing professional will be completing a 24-hour ‘cutathon’ marathon in a bid to raise funds for the British Scoliosis Research Foundation.

26-year-old April Fairhurst, who is the owner of April Elizabeth Hair and Beauty in Lostock, near Bolton, will be styling and cutting hair for a full day to raise money for a charity that is close to her heart.

Speaking about her cutting challenge, April said: “This is a condition close to me and my family and friends.

“I have a close family member and a close friend who have Scoliosis and I’ve seen the impact that it has on their lives, so I wanted to raise money for this charity.

“Scoliosis Research Foundation’s mission is to finance the research into the cause, prevention and potential cures of scoliosis.

“It also supports young surgeons and newly qualified doctors to assess new forms of treatment, surgical or otherwise.

“Scoliosis affects around 25 per cent of the population and at least 60 per cent of the population over the age of sixty have mild degenerative scoliosis.

“I’m not good at marathons, so I thought I’d stick to what I’m good at and cut hair. I was looking forward to the ‘cutathon’ but now I’m getting nervous the closer it gets. I have clients who are already booked in for it but there are a few more spaces left if anyone would like to have their hair cut.”

The marathon hairdressing session will start at 5 pm on June 11, with April cutting client’s hair for a full 24 hours until 5 pm on June 12.

All the proceeds from the event, and the sponsorship money will be going to the charity, along with raffle money with prizes donated by local businesses. Raffle prizes include hypnotherapy treatments, candles, sweet treats, dance classes, self-care sets and hairdressing vouchers.

The British Scoliosis Research Foundation (BSRF) is the only charity that exists solely to promote research into the treatment of scoliosis in the UK. BSRF strives to stimulate and fund high-quality research into the causes and treatments of scoliosis.

To donate to April’s hairdressing marathon, visit her Instagram page for details.