A TEAM of hairdressers is swapping brushes for boots in a 100km (62 miles) charity challenge to raise funds for a Skipton children’s charity.

Over three days, staff from the Westrow Hairdressing Group will cross West and North Yorkshire, clocking up visits to all nine of its salons in support of The Principle Trust Children’s Charity.

'The Great Westrow Walk' forms part of Westrow’s 35-year anniversary celebrations and aims to raise £5,000 for the charity which provides free respite holidays to children who are underprivileged, disadvantaged, disabled, have life-limiting conditions, or who have experienced poverty, trauma or abuse.

The team of six, whose ages range from 18 to 59 years, will set off from the Skipton salon on Friday (June 24)  calling at the Ilkley branch before traversing moorland to arrive in Bingley at the end of the day.

On Saturday, the team will set off to Westrow's salon and academy in Leeds city centre, before walking on to branches in Westpark and Roundhay. On Sunday, the team will head to Wetherby and finish in Harrogate.

Westrow director and co-founder Marc Westerman, who is a patron of The Principle Trust, said: “We excited to be embarking on The Great Westrow Walk in support of The Principle Trust; every penny we raise will help to fund much-needed respite holidays for families across Yorkshire.”

Founder of The Principle Trust, Mike Davies MBE said: “Over the last decade the Trust has helped thousands of disadvantaged, disabled and poorly children to escape their everyday troubles and create valuable, happy memories. We rely entirely on donations and are indebted to Marc and the team at Westow for their incredible support.’

Donations can be made at www.localgiving.org/fundraising/the-great-westrow-walk/