Hairdressers get set for rowathon

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EMPLOYEES at Cinnamon Fringe in Ellon are getting set for the journey of their life, with a 200-mile relay row - the equivalent of rowing from Peterhead to Shetland.

The eight ladies participating are steeling themselves for the event, which will raise funds for Children in Need, with two rowing machines in the shop for the event overnight between Saturday and Sunday.

Karen Groat, who with Sunniva Pottinger comes from Shetland, told the Times that the rowing would be hard work.

“We’re starting after work on Saturday night in shifts of two at a time,” she said.

“It’ll be a bit like a relay, so everyone gets a chance to recuperate.

Sunniva added: “It’s something a bit different - we don’t think it’s been done before.

“We aren’t absolutely certain of the exact distance between Peterhead and Sumburgh as the crow flies, but it’s between 180 and 210 miles or so.

“We don’t have a specific target in mind, we’re just hoping to raise as much money as possible for Children in Need.

“We hope to finish sometime on Sunday morning.

Hayley Coghill, who works at Cinnamon fringe, will be participating, She added: “While I’m not looking forward to it, I’m sure it’ll be a good laugh and it is for a very good cause.”

The ladies at Cinnamon Fringe have taken part in charity fundraising events before, including a Moonwalk in Edinburgh in aid of Breast cancer, and similar fundraising efforts for Children in Need last year.

Anyone interested in sponsoring the ladies on their epic indoor adventure can do so at the Cinnamon Fringe reception.