Charity is a snip for Bradley

East Durham College students who took part in the fundraising event for Bradley Lowery

East Durham College students who took part in the fundraising event for Bradley Lowery

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HAIRDRESSING and barbering students proved they were a cut above when they held a fundraising event for two-year-old cancer sufferer Bradley Lowery.

The event, held at East Durham College’s Peterlee campus, raised £264.40 through a number of different activities including demonstrations, haircuts and manicures and a raffle with the kind support of Sally’s Salon in Peterlee.

The Level 2 students are required to organise a promotional day as part of their course and, after being moved by the story of Bradley’s fight against rare cancer neuroblastoma, they decided to hold a fundraising day for the Blackhall youngster, whose parents are Gemma and Carl Lowery, both 30.

Neuroblastoma, a cancer of specialised nerve cells, called neutral crest cells, has a high relapse rate.

With no available treatment for this in the UK, Bradley’s family are aiming to raise £500,000 in case urgent surgery in the United States is needed.

Barbering lecturer Alison Scattergood hailed the day a massive success and said: “The students decided to put together a fundraising day incorporating novelty fundraising ideas together with a number of 
different techniques they have learned on the course.

“The students chose to give their money to Bradley Lowery as they believed it is a fantastic worthwhile cause and they knew the money would be put to great use.”