Angela Barnes, of Norwich based Select Hair is staging a Hair Braiding Marathon at The Forum in Norwich on Saturday 16 March from 10am to 4pm, in aid of the Epilepsy Unit at Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital. 

Angela would like a steady stream of customers to arrive at The Forum throughout the day for 10-minute hair braiding sessions, so she can complete a non-stop ‘Marathon’. Visitors to The Forum are also welcome to make a donation without having their hair done. There will be a choice of four main braiding designs on the day, costing £5 per person, with all funds going directly to the Epilepsy Unit. Bring your own accessories or buy them on the day from Select Hair.

Also attending all day will be Sheena Golder of Tinkernails & Goldelocks, who is offering pampering with Mini Manicures at £8 (£5 to the Epilepsy Unit) and ‘Gel Nails’ (priced on the day with a donation to the Epilepsy Unit). Sheena can also be located in the Salon at Unique Hair & Beauty in Norwich.

To book an early-bird appointment from 9.30am, braiding or nail session (five to ten minute appointments), please call Angie of Select Hair on 07870 473518, email [email protected], or Sheena of Tinkernails & Goldelocks on 07557 761087.

Marie Jones of Scentsy will be at The Forum from 10am to 12.30pm, donating 10% of proceeds to the Epilepsy Unit. Scentsy is a safe, wickless alternative to scented candles. For further information regarding Scentsy products, contact Marie Jones on 07836 650957,

Meet Norwich-based international best-selling author Anthony Grey, who will be signing copies of The Hostage Handbook at £10 each, from 2pm to 4pm, with proceeds to the Epilepsy Unit. Anthony will also have a selection of other Tagman Press books and novels for sale. For more information about Anthony Grey, see

Angela Barnes said: “We are looking forward to a very busy day in aid of an excellent cause. Please book early to avoid disappointment! ”

 Photo: credit Sophie Jewry