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A South Shore beauty salon will be holding a glittering event to raise money for an extra special cause.

Tuesday, 15th August 2017, 2:00 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:45 pm

The fundraising fun day has been organised by beautician Katey Kennerley, at her workplace, The Salon at House Of Halteres on Lytham Road.

It will take place on Friday September 1 to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society, in memory of Katey’s mum, Pauline Kirkham.

Katey lost her mum to the illness nearly two years ago.

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The fundraising day will see staff at the Lytham Road salon don glittery eyebrows and offering to glitter up the eyebrows of clients, as well as holding a cupcake giveaway. Twenty per cent of proceeds from all eyebrow treatments that day will be donated to the charity.

Katey said: “My mum lived in Basingstoke, but was originally from Blackpool. She had kept her diagnosis to herself for a couple of years.

“I think she was about 60 when she was diagnosed, but we did not get to know about it until she was about 64. She was 67 when she died. It was so difficult to see her with the illness.

“I think there is something of a lack of knowledge and awareness when it comes to dementia. It’s not as high-profile as some other conditions.

“I came across an article from Alzheimer’s Research, in which people were glittering up their eyebrows, to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society. It is something very close to my heart.

“I thought who better and where better to do something like this, than at the popular Salon at House Of Halteres. I’m so grateful to Nina Shaw at the salon for her support and the other girls.

“We are hoping the fundraising day will really help to raise awareness, as well as raising money for the charity.

“And glittery eyebrows should certainly attract some attention and get people talking about it.”

There are currently more than 10,000 people in Lancashire diagnosed with dementia.

• For more information, call the salon on (01253) 987308.

• See page 26 for details of Anne Nolan’s fundraising ball for the Alzheimer’s Society in October.