Charity fundraiser offers a chance to be totally pampered

Beautician Sandra Hallhead pampering Linda Suiter. Photo: 4008mf.
Beautician Sandra Hallhead pampering Linda Suiter. Photo: 4008mf.

THERE is nothing quite like being cosseted and pampered, so when local people were given the chance to be just that and also help raise money for charity, there were delighted to go along.

A special Pamper Day was held at the Winchelsea Centre in Ruskington, giving visitors the chance to try out a range of health and beauty treatments.

The event was organised by Karen and Andy Jones, with Ruskington beauticians Sandra Halhead and Laura Taylor to raise money for the Queen’s Medical Centre’s oncology ward.

Sandra and Laura were offering a variety of beauty treatments for just £5 during the day, including Party eyelash extensions, spray tans, lash and brow tints, children’s glitter tattoos and more.

Several other local beauticians gave up their time for free to offer treatments, with manicures and pedicures, mini make-overs, waxing, crystal healing and facials, with the beauticians making a donation to the charity coffers.

The event was well supported by both men and women, all eager to be pampered for a good cause.

A raffle running during the day boasted over 100 prizes, donated by well-wishers and local businesses, and the sale of cakes, teas and coffees also boosted sales and overall the event has raised around £1,711 for the QMC’s oncology ward.

In total, more than £1,000 was raised for a very good cause.

The event was for a cause close to Karen and Andy’s hearts as their six-year-old daughter Shania was treated at Queen’s Medical Centre after being diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma earlier this year.

Luckily Shania has gone into remission after several courses of aggressive chemotherapy and the Pamper Day was to help raise money for the ward after taking such good care of her.

Karen said she thought the event had brought the community together.

She said: “What a day! We were really shocked by how this has affected everyone, we thought we were all on our own getting Shania better and it has taken something like this to bring everyone close together. We had a few people come along who had children or relatives who have cancer, it was a real roller coaster of emotions but it was really, really good.”

Karen and Andy are hoping to reach £2,000 and will be doing a bag pack in Tesco’s Sleaford on Saturday, September 1 to help boost the total.