Leah Durrant Salon: Neuroblastoma Charity Event
The Chertsey hair and beauty salon, Leah Durrant Hair Salon and Beauty Re:Treat, are know for raising money for charities such as Macmillan and Cancer Research and when they heard Alfie’s story, a local 14-year-old boy with Neuroblastoma (a form of child cancer) they were inspired to help the young boy and his family.
Alfie was originally diagnosed at just 5 years old and had to undergo 18 months of treatment before going into remission. At 9 years old, he relapsed and had to suffer another 18 months of treatment. But, in April 2016 he relapsed for the 2nd time. His current treatment is keeping his cancer at bay, but he needs antibody therapy to claim back his life. Unfortunately, this will cost £600,000.
How Re:Treat Helped
The young boy tugged on many people’s heartstrings, leading charity events to pop up all over the area as people teamed together to help raise the money needed. The Leah Durrant Hair Salon & Beauty Re:Treat decided to hold a beach themed party at The Crown Hotel in Chertsey,
Online fashion store, Mimi and Bow was there showcasing some of their fabulous creations, some of which were modelled by some of Leah Durrant’s own hair stylists. Also on offer were free skin consultations by a Dermalogica specialist, and NEW CID makeup demos.
The Main Event
An exciting raffle was drawn at the end of the evening by the Leah Durrant Team. There was a fantastic array of prizes, all kindly donated by local businesses including The Crown, The Fitness Space, Riverbourne Health Club, The Thames Club, The Kingfisher, Dinky Dove, KFC, Carlo’s, Piccolino’s, Hoebridge Golf club, Denbies Wine Estate, and Topgolf. The top prize was a week’s stay in a Turkish villa, very generously donated by one of the hair salon’s loyal clients.
A Great Success
The evening was a huge success, with another £650 raised towards Alfie’s treatment and the Leah Durrant team were so thankful to everyone who was able to attend and help fundraise for Alfie and also so thankful to all the business who donated prizes.
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