A GROUP of Purley hairdressers are gearing up for Sunday's Race for Life after holding a fancy dress day to raise funds for the charity event.
Louise Flood, 34, said she and her fellow hairdressers, from Cutting It Fine, in Tudor Court, had decided to take part in the 10k run after witnessing first-hand the terrible effects of the disease.
"So many of our clients have been affected by cancer," she said. "We've been through it with quite a few of them and we just felt we were in a position to help and raise some money."
Louise, along with Becky Blair, 24 and Frankie Begg, 21 will be taking part in the race to raise funds for Cancer Research UK in Croydon's Lloyd Park.
"We just hope it's not going to rain, but we're looking forward to it," said Louise.
"It's normally a very emotional event, with so many people there affected by the disease."
The trio, along with Lisa Kew who also works at the salon, donned pink tutus and bras last Saturday to raise nearly £600 so far.
Anyone can sponsor the girls via www.justgiving.com/ cutting-it-fine