A pair of fundraisers for Richmond-based Wigs for Kids BC on the weekend raised more than $80,000 for the charity – the biggest ever from one day. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Collective Beauty Studio on Moncton Street hosted a cut-a-thon, with stylists and estheticians donating their time to cut and style hair and do gel nail manicures, with all proceeds going to Wigs for kids BC. And on the same day across the street, the Steveston Seafood House hosted a brunch and dinner, with partial proceeds going to Wigs for Kids. “I want to thank everyone who donated to the fundraiser and all of those who came out and helped us to help B.C. kids live better with cancer,” said Wigs for Kids’ Bev Friesen. One of the people getting their hair cut was Richmondite Sean Nolan, a North Vancouver firefighter who has been growing his hair in honour of his sister, Audrey, who was diagnosed with leukaemia at three years old, before battling on for another four years until she died age seven. Photos submitted Wigs for Kids’ Bev Friesen said the fundraisers came at a great time, as they have just committed $45,000 to BC Children’s Hospital’s new driving program, where volunteers drive the child and parent/s to the hospital for treatment and home again when a vehicle is unavailable to them.