Salon fundraiser pulls in £4,000 for blood cancer charity

Fundraiser at Lightcliffe Golf Club in aid of Bloodwise by Bretts Hairdressing. Mulled wine and mince pies - mum Philippa Kermotschuk with Phoebe Kermotschuk, six.

Fundraiser at Lightcliffe Golf Club in aid of Bloodwise by Bretts Hairdressing. Mulled wine and mince pies - mum Philippa Kermotschuk with Phoebe Kermotschuk, six.

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Generous revellers helped raise more than £4,000 for a blood cancer charity following a fundraiser in memory of a Halifax man.

Organised by Brett’s Hairdressing, the event was held at Lightcliffe Golf Club for Bloodwise, a charity geared towards research into leukaemia and lymphoma.

Fundraiser at Lightcliffe Golf Club in aid of Bloodwise by Bretts Hairdressing. From the left, organiser Joanna Moss, Emily Coe, Jessica Atkinson and Rebecca Auty.

Fundraiser at Lightcliffe Golf Club in aid of Bloodwise by Bretts Hairdressing. From the left, organiser Joanna Moss, Emily Coe, Jessica Atkinson and Rebecca Auty.

Owner of the Ing Head Terrace salon, Joanna Moss, wanted to organise the day after her best friend’s husband, Simon Oddy, passed away from lymphoma in May, aged 48.

“Once we started arrangements everyone was so generous and supportive,” explained Joanna.

“Everyone got involved along with Simon’s family and we’re absolutely thrilled and never thought we’d make that much money.”

The golf club donated the room where stalls were set up by local businesses, and a host of prizes were donated for a raffle.

Fundraiser at Lightcliffe Golf Club in aid of Bloodwise by Bretts Hairdressing. From the left, Amanda Flanagan, Lucia Dorsey, six, and Rosalind Ireland, three.

Fundraiser at Lightcliffe Golf Club in aid of Bloodwise by Bretts Hairdressing. From the left, Amanda Flanagan, Lucia Dorsey, six, and Rosalind Ireland, three.

“We were unsure how things would go, but on the day we were blown away with the attendance and a good day was had by all,” Joanna added.