Lancaster salon raises hundreds for charity

Sharon Jackon with staff at DF Studio in Lancaster.
Sharon Jackon with staff at DF Studio in Lancaster.

A Lancaster hair salon has raised hundreds for a charity that supports people affected by neurological conditions.

DF Studio Hair & Beauty based in Dalton Square has fundraised £800 for Neuro Drop In.

The centre, based at Lancaster Farms, is a community hub that provides a friendly place for people affected by a range of neurological conditions and their families to meet others that may have similar conditions.

“The fundraising event was a fabulous evening, everyone really enjoyed themselves,” said Sharon Jackson, founder of Neuro Drop In.

The event saw 75 people attend and guests were treated to mini treatments, refreshments and a good 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.

“It was our pleasure to hold the charity fundraising event for such a good cause,” said Luka Thompson, managing director of DF Studio.

“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.”

Neuro DropIn 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.

“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,” said Mrs Jackson.

“Thank you so much to DF Studio directors Luka, Jackie and their team for raising such a fantastic amount of money for Neuro DropIn.”

DF Studio was created by Jackie Payne & Luka Thompson in 2010, having taken over from David Frank of Lancaster, and is occupied over three floors at No 18 Dalton Square.

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