Kirkcaldy salon raises over £3000 for Maggie’s

Staff at Byron Hairdressing who took part in a '5 for 5' challenge to raise money for Maggies
Staff at Byron Hairdressing who took part in a '5 for 5' challenge to raise money for Maggies
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A team of Kirkcaldy hairdressers took part in a gruelling fitness challenge that raised more than £3000 for charity.

Staff at Byron Hairdressing on Alexandra Street, finished their fundraising effort which saw them complete five fitness challenges in five hours - smashing their target of £1000 and collecting £3500 for Maggie’s Fife.

The 13-strong team, including salon owner Ronnie Marshall, endured months of tough training sessions to make sure they were up for the unusual challenge.

The first test they faced was an hour-long hike before taking part in a 60-minute Zumba class, then an hour’s Pilates.

Without so much as pausing to catch breath, it was straight into a 60-minute Nordic walk before finishing off with an aqua aerobics class.

The salon has a long history of support for Maggie’s, holding annual fundraising days, with Ronnie and his team raising more than £25,000 for the charity over the past 15 years.

Past events have included a James Bond-themed day, with the team giving haircuts in return for donations, and a climb of Britain’s highest peak, Ben Nevis.

Ronnie Marshall said: “Of all the events we’ve done for Maggie’s and other causes over the years, this was definitely the toughest.

“We started with a target of £1000, so we’re knocked out with the final total and the generous support of all our amazing clients, family and friends, which really drove us.

‘‘It kept us going through all the months of preparation and the day itself.’

“It’s fair to say the team had varying levels of fitness to start, but everyone really pulled together to do their bit for Maggie’s and in the end it was also a lot of fun.”