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Staff at Clippers of Watton raise over £1,000 for Help for Heroes

PUBLISHED: 12:34 14 March 2012

Gavin White, Tracy Emmins and Sam George outside Clippers of Watton during their Help for Heroes fundraiser.

Gavin White, Tracy Emmins and Sam George outside Clippers of Watton during their Help for Heroes fundraiser.

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A Watton hairdresser is "overwhelmed" after she raised just over £1,000 for Help for Heroes in just one day.

Tracy Emmins, who owns Clippers of Watton in the High Street, charged £5 per haircut earlier this month and all the takings – on top of a street collection – were put towards the charity which supports servicemen and their families.

She said: “I am absolutely overwhelmed by the support from the community of Watton and I would like to thank everyone who contributed. It is such a wonderful cause and I know the money will go to helping rehabilitate our troops.”

Throughout the day Mrs Emmins was helped by her staff Matthew Collyer and Kerry Viccars and support was also provided from her husband Karl, Cpl Mark Kaberry and his wife Nicola, from RAF Marham, and Gavin White and Sam George from the Watton Army Cadets.

A cake in the shape of the Help for Heroes medal was also made by Tammy Ward, from The Willow House in Watton.

Mrs Emmins husband is a former sergeant at RAF Marham and retired from the RAF in May 2010 after serving for 23 years.

Her son, Scott, 27, joined the RAF when he was 17-years-old and is a Senior Aircraftman at RAF Honington.

Mrs Emmins plans to carry out another similar fundraiser.

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