Barbers and Hairdressers unite to raise funds for The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT)

At this year's Barber UK and Hair UK, there will be two charity stages raising money for the children's eye cancer retinoblastoma.

The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT) will be hosting both the Hair Stage and the Barber Stage at Barber UK and Hair UK, which are returning to the NEC, Birmingham on the 20th and 21st May.

The CHECT Stages have been arranged by hair and barber professionals that have been personally affected by retinoblastoma.

Alison Scattergood, of East Durham College, was affected by this childhood cancer at the tender age of 6 weeks. Alison has shown strength and courage throughout her successful career, not letting this awful childhood cancer hold her back from anything.

Mike Taylor's 3-year-old daughter Alice was diagnosed with the condition in May 2017 and they are still fighting through chemotherapy. This has been a challenging time for Mike, Emily and the family, but through the great work that CHECT do, they have found solace.

Alison and Mike got together with the charity CHECT, of whom Alison is an ambassador for, to offer to help raise funds for the small charity, and more importantly raise awareness.

The duo are hosting a prize draw at Barber UK and Hair UK, in which a phenomenal amount of generosity has been shown by global barbering and hairdressing brands. Some of the prizes available include; a Takara Belmont Chair, FAB Hair products, American Crew products, a Denman hamper, a full display from Dapper Dan, Mode styling kit, Barber pro products, moustache lights and so much more. Offers and donations are coming in each and every day.

You can buy your tickets for the prize draw now for only £10 each, or get them on the day. Call 01332 227698 to purchase yours or to find out more.

Also, giving their time and showcasing their talents at Barber UK and Hair UK, are the world famous American Crew team, Andis, Errol Douglas, Affrinage, The Master Barbers, Anne Veck, The MHFed, Savills Barbershop, MK and the GBBA.

Trade tickets to Barber UK and Hair UK are FREE if registered in advance of the show. Call 01332 227698 to book your FREE tickets or visit

This is an event not to be missed, so put the date in your diary and come and support the team for this amazing event, where you can play a part in helping raise awareness for this fantastic charity. All support at Barber UK and Hair UK is greatly appreciated.

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