A BEAUTY salon owner raised more than £1,000 for a cancer charity by hosting a fundraising night.
Fiona Lamb was left devastated after her mother, Margaret Phillips, lost her battle with pancreatic cancer earlier this year.
Knowing that some of her clients have also suffered cancer or been affected by the disease in other ways, Mrs Lamb decided to host a fundraiser at her salon, Relax and Glow in Front Street, Cleadon.
The night, featuring raffles and a range of beauty treatments by Elemis, helped to raise £1,100 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Mrs Lamb, also owner of a beauty salon in Boldon, said: “I can’t thank our clients enough.
“They have offered us so much support with our fundraising for Macmillan.
“Everyone who came on the night was so generous, and people really seemed to enjoy themselves.
“We also had a lot of help from local businesses, including the Pantry in Whitburn.”
About 70 people attended the fundraiser and were also given the chance to experience the salon’s latest treatment, Elemis Biotec, a machine able to carry out a range of treatments.
Macmillan Cancer Support offers people diagnosed with cancer and their families advice on issues including benefits and work following a diagnosis, as well as practical and emotional support.