Hairdressing and Beauty brand, Regis UK Ltd is supporting "Stand Up To Cancer"

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Leading hairdressing and beauty brand, Regis UK Ltd is supporting "Stand Up To Cancer," a joint fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4 which aims to get new and improved treatments to cancer patients faster.

Cancer Research UK

We are very grateful to Regis and all their staff for supporting Stand Up To Cancer.

By supporting Stand Up To Cancer, Regis Salon, Supercuts and Express Hair & Beauty by Regis located in Tesco stores will be uniting with doctors, nurses, scientists and celebrities to generate funds, raise awareness and bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

Stand Up To Cancer is launching now and will build over the next few months culminating in a live TV fundraiser on Friday 17 October hosted by Davina McCall, Alan Carr and Dr Christian Jessen.

From September, salon teams nationwide will be raising money with their own creative events and fundraising initiatives. Selected Regis and Supercuts salon will also be collecting extra charity funds through credit and debit card donations, where customers can choose to donate when paying for their hair and beauty treatments.

Their fundraising will culminate with a week of activity in October, ahead of the TV show.

It will kick off with the stylists and teams at Regis head office joining the March On Cancer* events which will take place on Saturday 11th October across 15 cities across the UK.

Regis Salons and Supercuts will then be offering two exclusive Stand Up To Cancer hairstyles from Monday 13th to Friday 17th October, with 50 per cent of the price being donated to the campaign.

Jenny Smith, marketing manager at Regis Salon, said: “We are thrilled to be involved in such a great campaign for a very worthy cause. It’s fantastic to see our salon teams and everyone at head office coming together for March On Cancer or dreaming up their own creative ideas for fundraisers – we even have a brave pair skydiving for the cause.”

Caro Evans, Head of Fundraising for Stand Up To Cancer, said: “We are very grateful to Regis and all their staff for supporting Stand Up To Cancer. We hope people everywhere will follow their lead and start raising money to support life-saving research. We have the technology and the knowledge to conquer cancer; we just need the funds to turn it into real-life treatments. There are so many different ways to get involved. This is our chance to make history, please join us.”

Stand Up To Cancer took place for the first time in the UK in 2012 and raised £8 million for ground-breaking research.

For more information, visit http://www.standuptocancer.org.uk and find your local Regis Salon to join in the fundraising fun at http://www.regissalons.co.uk / http://www.supercuts.co.uk.

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Zara Free or Maria Edwards at WPR
zara(at)wpragency(dot)co(dot)uk / maria(at)wpragency(dot)co(dot)uk
Tel: 0121 456 3004

Notes to Editors

*March on Cancer™ is an uprising against cancer. On 11th October, thousands of people will gather in city centres across the UK to Stand Up To Cancer as one united force in 15 simultaneous events. An empowered collective, Marchers will galvanise communities in the fight against cancer and be fundraising advocates for Stand Up To Cancer in the build up to the live show.

About Stand Up To Cancer (UK)

Stand Up To Cancer is a joint national fundraising event from Channel 4 and Cancer Research UK

  • Final 2012 total raised was £8,011,722.62
  • In 2012, the live fundraising event was hosted by Davina McCall, Alan Carr and Dr Christian Jessen and featured celebrity interviews and moving real life stories
  • Stars such as Gwyneth Paltrow , Samuel L Jackson, Bradley Cooper, Leona Lewis, Cheryl Cole, Keith Lemon, Heidi Klum, Jeremy Piven, Heston Blumenthal, Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall, Alesha Dixon, Ashley Walters, Russell Tovey, Bear Grylls, Jack Whitehall, Tom Felton, Warwick Davis, Jimmy Carr, Derren Brown, Martin Freeman, Dawn Porter, Micky Flanagan, Stephen Graham, Max Beesley and Jonathan Ross are just some of the talent who supported Stand Up To Cancer
  • Visit Standuptocancer.org.uk or channel4.co.uk/SU2C for further information

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