Team go through the pain barrier for Isabella

The team from Clippers hairdressers in Thetford are doing a triathlon to raise money for the Tay Sachs Foundation.
The team from Clippers hairdressers in Thetford are doing a triathlon to raise money for the Tay Sachs Foundation.
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FOUR hairdressers put their bodies on the line to raise more than £2,000 for a toddler and her family.

Sally Hughes, Lydia Smythe, Michelle Smith and Sinead Shallow, from Clippers, in Thetford, teamed up to take on a triathlon challenge to raise money for three-year-old Isabella Alford.

Isabella was born with Tay Sachs disease, a rare genetic condition which has left her blind, deaf and likely to die in childhood.

Sally said Clippers had wanted to support Isabella’s parents, Deborah and James, who have been regulars at the business for several years.

“They have been coming into the shop since I can remember and they have been so supportive to us so we wanted to return the favour.

“Even if it only pays for Isabella to be comfortable for the next few months, it’s worth it,” she said.

The team carried out the event by swimming, running and cycling a combination of more than 35 kilometres.

The money was presented to the Alford family at a barbecue following the triathlon.