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Hairdresser inspired to run for women

PUBLISHED: 14:51 14 February 2010 | UPDATED: 16:41 30 June 2010

A 28-YEAR-OLD Gorleston woman has been inspired by one of the customers at her hairdressing salon to run the Virgin London Marathon. Lisa Scales, of Trafalgar Road, will be pounding the streets of the capital on April 25 in aid of the charity Wellbeing of Women, which invests in medical research in the field of gynaecological and reproductive health.

A 28-YEAR-OLD Gorleston woman has been inspired by one of the customers at her hairdressing salon to run the Virgin London Marathon. Lisa Scales, of Trafalgar Road, will be pounding the streets of the capital on April 25 in aid of the charity Wellbeing of Women, which invests in medical research in the field of gynaecological and reproductive health.

But the 26-mile trek was inspired by one of her customers at Gorleston salon Hair Junction, who used to be head of the gynaecological department at the James Paget University Hospital.

Lisa said: “I applied for 10 different charities, but did not get into any, but one of my customers used to work for the hospital and used to work for the charity and he got me in.”

Ms Scales, who is also a part-time barmaid at the Star Hotel in Yarmouth, is doing six to eight mile runs three or four times a week in preparation for her marathon jaunt. Her aim is to raise £1,500 or more.

To sponsor her, visit www.justgiving.com/wellbeing-of-woman.

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