A Lavish bid to raise cash for Sick Children’s Trust

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Lavish boutique staff` - Credit: Archant

Beauty salon staff are looking to raise £1,000 for a charity which is close to the heart of their customers.

The Lavish Boutique, based in Bradwell, is to hold a charity day to raise money for The Sick Children's Trust.

The charity has looked after two families that use the salon, while their children were at hospital battling serious illnesses.

Jade Edwards, who is one of the owners of the salon, said: 'Two local families that are very close to us in the salon were housed by the charity when their children were very sick. To be able to be that close to their children at hospital meant so much to them.

'The charity does not receive government funding - it is solely money raised from fundraising events like this.

'On the day we will all be wearing pink, we will sell cakes, give goody bags out and there will be free wine.

'We are also running a massive raffle and have approached all the local businesses to donate raffle prizes, which includes holidays, numerous hampers, electronic goods, meal vouchers, circus vouchers, a photoshoot and lots more.'

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The Sick Children's Trust believes that every family with a seriously ill child in hospital, should be able to stay just a minute from their bedside.

They provide accommodation, as well as emotional and practical support for the families.

Bodie Carter who uses the salon, was also homed by the charity with Akita Greenwood, when their baby Bella was born three months prematurely.

The charity has also cared for Elizabeth and Stuart McKay, when their son Finley, was in and out of hospital for a year.

The cost of achieving a family stay is about £28 per family night.

Jade said 'We would really like to say how amazed we are for all the kind donations of the businesses that have contributed.

'It meant so much for the families to be housed by the charity and are delighted about the fundraising.'

The charity day will take place on March 4, where 50 raffle prizes will be handed out.

For more information about fundraising, please contact our community fundraiser on 020 7283 4854 or email fundraising@sickchildrenstrust.org

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