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A HAIR stylist proved she was a cut above when she took on a 12-hour cutting marathon for charity.

Jodie Flynn, of Gents, Bradford Road was in demand from customers willing to donate £8 for a hair cut, the proceeds divided between Help the Heroes and Cancer Research.

“I have known a few people who have died from cancer and I knew someone who was fighting in Afghanistan which is why I wanted to supporte the two charities,” said Jodie. “This isn’t the first time I have done something for charity but I just thought every little helps.

“The 12-hour marathon proved to be a good idea and I was busy throughout the day. But by 2pm I could have just finished and gone home but I carried on.

“I did get chance to sit down for a few minutes every now and again but it seemed to be a huge success, I think mainly because of the type of charities I had chosen. Everyone knows someone who has had or has cancer.

“Usually my day only consists of eight or nine-hour shifts so it was extremely hard but it was thanks to a lot of coffee and chocolate that I got through it. And I had a lot of support from my family and friends and fiance Michael.”

Jodie is planning to do another fundraiser and make it an annual event. “I really enjoyed it and perhaps with a bit more planning and advertising it can be an even bigger success.”