WATCH: Friends’ 24-hour cutathon for poorly Rugby woman

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Friends of a Rugby woman who is dying from cancer took part in a 24-hour hair cut to raise money in her honour.

Hairdressers Rickella Neal, Louise Woolridge and Faye Copson sharpened their scissors for the challenge on Saturday.

Nicki Reynolds and Louise Woolridge of the Hair Gallery

Nicki Reynolds and Louise Woolridge of the Hair Gallery

It took place at the Hair Gallery in Hillmorton Road, Rugby, to help raise money in honour of Christine Addison.

Rickella said: “Staying up for 24 hours was quite a challenge.

“We got through it though and we manage to raise £2,639.10 which is absolutely amazing. We couldn’t have gone any better and we would like to thank everybody who came along at all hours to have their hair done in return for a minimum £20 donation.”

Christine, 36, of Coton Meadows, has helped raise thousands of pounds for Cancer Research UK since she was diagnosed with the disease.

She even took part in the recent Race for Life in Rugby.

Her supporters call themselves Christine’s Crew and have held a number of events.

“Christine is an inspiration,” added Rickella.

“She’s a pretty special person so we were only too happy to do this fundraiser.”

Louise, who works at the Hair Gallery, said the support was overwhelming.

“We were delighted with the amount raised,” she said.

“The girls have been truly overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity of everyone.”

Funds raised will all go towards helping cancer sufferers and their families.

Christine said it has been a challenging time as she has battled with her health.

“My wonderful family and friends is what keeps me going,” said Christine.

“This experience has shown me how wonderful we are at coming together in times of difficulty.

Sponsor the team at or text HGCR50 (and your amount) to 70070.