South Shields salon is out to help stroke unit

From left, Toni Liddle, part owner Laurie Scott, owner Janice McLoughlin and Sam Montgomery.
From left, Toni Liddle, part owner Laurie Scott, owner Janice McLoughlin and Sam Montgomery.
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The grateful owner of a South Tyneside hair salon has launched a fundraising effort for a borough stroke unit as thanks for the ‘cut above the rest’ treatment given to her mother.

Audrey Hill, 89, of Ingham Grange, South Shields, suffered a severe stroke 14 weeks ago.

The staff have been so loving and caring

Janice McLoughlin

It was a massive shock to her daughter Janice McLoughlin, who runs McLoughlin’s Hair and Accessories, in the town’s Dean Road.

But she was overwhelmed at the “wonderful” treatment her mother received at the borough district hospital’s stroke unit.

And as a way of saying thanks, she has rallied to bolster the unit’s funds with the support of family, friends and local businesses.

A hamper has been put together which contains £100 worth of hair products, including a hairdryer and straighteners, and tickets are being sold at £1 a time.

Meanwhile, several local businesses have supplied donations, including TLG Lettings in Dean Road and Bedewell Motors at Pelaw.

Mrs McLoughlin, who hopes to raise £1,000, said: “The staff have been absolutely brilliant and so loving and caring to my mother.

“They did her nails and hair, nothing was too much, and I just wanted to show my appreciation. I’d love other businesses to donate to the cause.”

Mrs Hill has now been transferred to Jarrow’s Primrose Hill Hospital.

The multi-disciplinary stroke unit team includes nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and social workers, as well as a clinical psychologist.

For more fundraising details, go to www.facebook.com/Mcloughlinshairaccessories.