Don't miss a story sign up to the North Devon Gazette's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Bideford salon celebrates 40 years with charity drive

09:27 06 August 2014

The staff at A Cut Above gearing up to celebrate 40 years in business.

The staff at A Cut Above gearing up to celebrate 40 years in business.

Archant

Month-long event will see A Cut Above in Bideford fundraising for four different charities.

THE longest established hair and beauty salon in Bideford is celebrating 40 years in business with a month-long fundraising event.

A Cut Above started life in a cellar in August 1974 in Bideford High Street, with owner Susan Hocking at the helm.

Originally called ‘Judith’s’, Susan had one apprentice but within two years had gained five staff and moved to a larger premises in Bridgeland Street.

Judith’s then became A Cut Above, and after another successful six years it outgrew its home and moved to its current location in Chingswell Street.

The new premises was completely gutted and revamped, and since then the salon has undergone three major refits and employs 18 staff and two beauty therapists.

Following her senior stylist Jade Hill, 25, being diagnosed with breast cancer in June this year, Susan decided to hold a charity fundraiser to celebrate her 40 years in business.

With special offers, a prize raffle with £600 worth of goodies on offers and wine and cupcakes for customers, the month-long drive will raise funds for Dr Buckland’s Children’s Holiday Foundation, and the Chemotherapy Appeal.

The salon is also supporting breast cancer charity Coppafeel, teaming up with Paul Mitchell Luxury Hair Care to offer promotional packs with £1.50 going to charity.

A Cut Above will also be donating £10 from each limited edition GHD styler sold to Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

Susan added: “Come and join us, pop in buy some tickets - its all for a good cause.”

For more information on the salon, visit www.acutabovebideford.co.uk.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other North Devon Gazette visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by North Devon Gazette staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique North Devon Gazette account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other News Stories

42 minutes ago
Rob Braddick in front of the new caravans. Picture: Sarah Howells

Rob Braddick says bookings for 2016 are up on last year as he completes £800,000 investment in new caravans in Westward Ho! park.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:20
North Devon Council has welcomed news of extra rural funding from central government.

Local councils are set to receive more central government support to help ease the effects of funding cuts between now and 2020.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:37
Beach users met up at Saunton to make their feelings known about proposed parking changes. Picture: Andy Keeble

Car park plans for Saunton Sands have been given approval by North Devon Council despite thousands signing petition against it.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:24
The new faces of the Kings Arms: Andy James (leaseholder) and Michelle Jones (manager).

Prominent Bideford pub has reopened after being boarded up in December.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:30
You can pick up a copy of the latest edition of re:story magazine at the charitys shops, Restore and Restore Junior, in Boutport Street.

North Devon Against Domestic Abuse is celebrating the achievements of some of North Devon’s most remarkable women.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:35
Rodney Cann pictured at Fremington Quay. Picture: Andy Keeble

A plan for the future of the historic quay could bring a massive boost to the North Devon economy

Read more
Yesterday, 09:16
Land at Tews Lane in Roundswell (left) or Larkbear (right) could be used to build a new 420-place free school in Barnstaple.

Proposed primary would be built at either Larkbear or Tews Lane.

Read more
Tue, 16:08
Be a good egg this Pancake Day

Hen welfare charity urges pancake chefs to go free range and make a donation at the same time

Read more
Tue, 14:00
James Kiff will be supporting North Devon Hospice at a series of motorcycle off-road enduro events this year. Picture: Andy Keeble

Road racer switches to endurance off-road to raise money for North Devon Hospice in friend’s name.

Read more
Tue, 13:26
Archers fan Paul Trueman has raised 10s of thousands of pounds for Refuge

A fan of The Archers has raised almost £50,000 for a domestic violence charity in less than seven days.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 5°C

min temp: 2°C

Most Read News

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications