No short cut for hairdresser


On Sunday April 24, Renee Shanks of Peasmarsh, but well-known in Rye as the manager of the Gentlemen’s Quarters barber shop on Cinque Ports Street, will be  putting down her scissors to take part in the London marathon.

Her aim is to raise money for the Pilgrims Hospices in East Kent in gratitude for the wonderful care they gave her sister Michelle when she was dying of breast cancer in June 2015.

In order to achieve this goal, she joined Rye Runners and recently took part in the Hastings half-marathon.

Having got into the swing, she is delighted to have been accepted to take part in the New York Marathon in November this year. Anyone wishing to sponsor her should visit

Photo: Sandra Lanigan

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