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Businesses rally round to support charity ladies’ night
9:48am Tuesday 18th September 2012 in News
TRADERS from Sale Moor have joined forces to lend their support at the Ultimate Ladies Charity Evening, in aid of the Meningitis Trust, at Sale Masonic Hall on September 21.
The event has been organised by trust supporter, Val Grantham Dykes, in partnership with Karen Steele from Steele and Co for Hair in Sale Moor.
Val, who lost her little boy James to meningitis in 2001, has already raised thousands of pounds for the Trust through regular coffee break events and a classic golf event in 2006.
Businesses that are on board include Katy Jay Boutique and Forever Unique who will present their brands in a glitzy fashion show organised by Models School Manchester.
There will be demonstrations by Steel and Co for hair, florists, Fleur De Vie, skincare specialists, Clarins and LA Brooklands Fitness. Plus, on offer is a nail file and polish by Bellisima, mini makeovers, reflexology and hand massages by a variety of local companies.
In addition, a number of Sale Moor companies have donated raffle prizes or contributed by taking advertising space, these include Sale Moor MOT Centre, Pearl Bridal Boutique, Heskeths Butchers, Ian Clarke, Town and Country Carpets Claire Haggarty Optometrists, Sale High School, Suttons Financial Advisers and Ennerdales, Chez Nous restaurant and Neil Jarratt, a photographer from Timperley.
Karen Steele from Steele and Co for Hair, said: “I have attended Val’s coffee mornings for several years and often donated raffle prizes, but this year the salon wanted to get more involved in her fundraising efforts, and suggested we join forces to organise a bigger event.
“We started off with just two rooms at the Masonic Hall, but with the support from the Sale Moor business community we have had to increase this to six rooms. We are expecting more than 100 ladies to attend the event, so it’s a great opportunity for local companies to show-off their goods, as well as helping to raise vital funds for such a great cause.”
Becky Dodd, regional fundraiser for the trust, said: "The Trust relies entirely on the generosity of its supporters. Events like this pamper evening, as well as being a lot of fun, make a huge difference to the help we can provide. It just goes to show how meningitis can bring entire communities together, in support of those who are suffering from the impact of the disease."
Tickets cost £15, which includes a buffet and evening entertainment. All monies raised through ticket sales will go direct to the Trust, plus 25 per cent of everything spent with local traders on the night.
To find out more about how your business can get involved or to order tickets call Val on 07805 822 941 or email firstname.lastname@example.org