Staff, clients and friends helped a local hair salon raise over £2,000 for a cancer charity at a recent coffee morning.
VIP Hair in Walsoken took part in the annual World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Support and raised a whopping £2,120.16 by their efforts.
Salon owner Linda Pepper was overwhelmed with just how successful the event, which is run by a team of volunteers on the day, was.
The amount raised was almost double the last year’s total and means that over the nine years the salon has been staging a coffee morning they have raised around £10,000 for Macmillan
The event was held outside while the salon continued to operate as usual and included cakes to enjoy along with the teas and coffee, as well as the sale of preserves, flowers, plants, handicrafts and produce. There was also a raffle, with dozens of donated prizes.
Linda said: “We have to thank so many people for donating so many wonderful things including. I just can’t believe how much we have raised. Because so many people come into the salon, we are able to start raising funds about six weeks before the day as so many people wanted to join in with this amazing cause and we get so many generous donations. I just can’t thank people enough.”