Nov 5 2008 by Ian Bunting, Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser
Salon workers were in the pink for charity
THE LOVELY ladies at The Workshop hair and beauty salon, in Airdrie, have raised over £1000 for breast cancer charities, in memory of the owners’ late mother.
Dianne Smith, who owns the salon with sister Louise Alexander, said: “Our mother, Stella Smith, sadly passed away after suffering from breast cancer and we wanted to raise as much as possible for charity.”
The girls spent Breast Cancer Awareness Day wearing specially designed pink T-shirts and treated customers to several excellent perks.
Discounts and raffles were on offer and clients were charged for tea and coffee, with all cash raised going to charity.
Dianne also leaned on her celebrity sister Elaine C.Smith, who kindly donated signed copies of her autobiography and tickets to her show as raffle prizes.
The girls showed even more generosity as they called Airdrie Hospice and offered all of the ladies there a free blow dry and discounts.
Dianne said: “It was a great day and we also donated 20 per cent of all profits made to breast cancer charities. Everyone did superbly well.”