All In A Good Cause

More than £5000 raised for breast cancer charity. Photography: Paul Melling

Several local businesses all joined forces recently to organise a special charity event in aid of Breast Cancer Act Now. More than 220 ladies gathered at San Marco in Much Hoole, for a fun filled evening which comprised a three-course meal, fashion show and live entertainment.

The event was organised by Longton business women Joanne Barlow, owner of Tatters of Longton in the village, along with her two daughters, Katherine, owner of Studio the Label and Charlotte who runs Mood Gifts & Home, to raise awareness and vital funds for the charity.

“The evening was a huge success,” says Joanne. “But we couldn’t have done it without the generosity of the ladies who came along on the evening, but also the businesses who kindly donated some amazing prizes, and of course San Marco for hosting it.”

Prizes on the evening included a holiday for two to Dubai, donated by Freedom Travel, a BMW convertible for the weekend from Bowker, and a pair of diamond platinum earrings from David Search jewellers in Southport. In addition, Mad Hatters Tea Shop and Patisserie kindly sponsored the event, Love to Move gave away a free house sale and there were lots of donations of vouchers for spa treatments, hair salons and beauticians.

Katherine was in charge of the fashion show, which showcased a selection of outfits from the brand Studio the Label, a store offering unique womenswear clothing and accessories, with several of her friends volunteering to be models, complemented by the latest fashion from Tatters.

Joanne is no stranger to arranging events, having organised several before. “It all comes together in the end,” she says. It probably took around two weeks to pull everything together. We’ve already got people asking when the next event is.

“The evening generated in excess of £5000 for this very worthwhile cause and we are all proud to have been involved.”

Breast cancer is the name for cancers that start in the breast. It is the most common cancer in the UK. Over 55,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year in the UK. Thanks to research, more people are surviving breast cancer than ever before, yet there are still nearly 1,000 women who die of breast cancer every month in the UK.

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