Barbers raise funds for causes close to their hearts
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A 12-HOUR challenge at a Clevedon barbershop has raised thousands of pounds for charity.
Adam Piggott and Damian Cooper at Adam’s Barbershop were cutting hair from 7am-7pm with all fees donated to The Wallace and Gromit Grand Appeal, which raises funds for Bristol’s children’s hospital, and toward research into oesophageal cancer.
Prior to the event at the Chapel Hill shop, they also managed to sell £700 worth of raffle tickets for prizes donated by local businesses and cash donations were also given by customers and town traders.
On Saturday, their families helped with the sale of cakes and treats and the whole event resulted in a whopping £2,813 being raised.
Explaining why they chose the two causes, Adam said: “My daughter Lydia, when she was three weeks old, was rushed into Bristol children’s hospital with breathing difficulties.
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“She was diagnosed with bronchiolitis and fortunately for us she was home after a week.
“Some children don’t get the chance to leave and that really touched my heart.
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“Damian’s mum was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer last year which is why he chose that cause.”