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.”