Lancaster hair and beauty salon raises £800 for city’s neuro charity

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Lancaster salon DF Studio Hair & Beauty raised £800 at a fundraising event for Neuro DropIn, an award-winning Lancaster-based charity that supports people affected by neurological conditions and their families.

75 people attended the evening event at the salon on Dalton Square, which was also attended by Neuro DropIn founder and director Sharon Jackson.

In addition to champagne and nibbles on arrival, guests were treated to a free mini treatment of their choice and a goody bag.

There were also 20 raffle prizes to win with products from Elemis, ghd, Redken and prizes from Lancaster businesses including Paulo Giannis, Lush, Thorntons, Expressions and The Body Shop.

Neuro DropIn, based on the Lancaster Farms estate, is a community drop in centre that provides a friendly place for people affected by a range of neurological conditions and their families to meet others that may have the same or similar conditions, get support and relax.

The charity offers many classes and groups, including yoga, physio and book groups, provides free wifi and has a café, shop and children’s play area on site.

Neuro DropIn also has a new brand and website, designed as part of ongoing pro bono work for the charity by Hotfoot Design in Lancaster, to help encourage more visitors to use the centre and its facilities.

Sharon said: “The fundraising event by DF Studio was a fabulous evening, everyone really enjoyed themselves. Thank you so much to DF Studio directors Luka, Jackie and their team for raising such a fantastic amount of money for Neuro DropIn.

“We’re totally dependent on fundraising and donations like this from amazing businesses and individuals to help run our community drop in centre, so this £800 is gratefully received and will be put to great use!”

Managing director of DF Studio, Luka Thompson, said: “It was our pleasure to hold the charity fundraising event for such a good cause. Neuro DropIn is such a wonderful charity and we’ve seen personally how the centre can help those affected by a neurological condition, so we wanted to show our support.

“Thank you to all our customers at DF Studio who bought tickets to and attended the event, and purchased raffle tickets, so we could raise £800 for Neuro DropIn.”

Neuro DropIn is completely reliant on the generosity and support of local people, business and community groups who give their time and money to help run the charity.

Individuals and businesses can make a single or regular donation, or find out more about volunteering or fundraising for Neuro DropIn via the website www.neurodropin.org.uk/donations.