Fundraisers’ hair-raising stunt for cancer

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PORTSMOUTH fundraisers have taken part in a hair-raising stunt to highlight a new charity campaign.

The organisers of this year’s Relay for Life, a 24-hour walk which took place around a track at The Mountbatten Centre for Cancer Research UK, spiked up their locks in an effort to raise more money for the charity.

Their efforts for Cancer Research UK is part of a national campaign called ‘Stand Up to Cancer’ which will see celebrities including Gwyneth Paltrow, Alan Carr, Davina McCall and Embarrassing Bodies’ Dr Christian Jessen take part in a fundraising show on Channel Four on Friday, October 19.

Relay for Life organisers will be at Gunwharf Quays the next day to collect more money for Cancer Research UK.

Sally Huggins, the charity’s area volunteer manager, hopes they have inspired others to raise money.

She said: ‘Making your hair stand on end is just one of the fun ways to Stand Up To Cancer. Family and friends could go head-to head to see who can create the most outrageous hair-do.’

Stand Up To Cancer T-shirts, hoodies and accessories are now on sale at Cancer Research UK stores. For more information and to get involved visit