From clippers to cakes

Salon’s coffee morning raises over £800 to fight childhood liver disease

Scorpios Salon and Barbers in North Baddesley held a yellow themed coffee morning for Children’s Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF) last week and raised an amazing £827 for the charity which is a very special one to manager, Lisa Atkins.

“Both my sons, Alfie who is 12 and Ollie who is six, were born with the rare liver disease, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, and their dad and I have received information and support from CLDF since they were born” explains Lisa. “The coffee morning was our way of joining in with Big Yellow Friday, the charity’s annual awareness and fundraising day.

“We had a great response from our clients, many of whom didn’t know that my boys had this condition and wanted to show their support, which was lovely. And my mum was a massive help too. She spent two days baking for the coffee morning and her famous lemon drizzle cake was especially well received! I am really grateful for everyone’s contribution to the event and so proud of how much we raised.”

Big Yellow fundraisers: Left to right Lisa, Emily, Alfie (Lisa’s son) and Niki

Alison Taylor, Chief Executive of Children’s Liver Disease Foundation added: “CLDF is the only UK charity dedicated to fighting all childhood liver diseases, by providing information and emotional support, funds for research and a voice for all those affected. In order to do this however, we rely almost entirely on voluntary donations so Big Yellow Friday is a really important day for us. Lisa is rightly proud of what the team at Scorpios have achieved. It is a fantastic total and we are truly grateful for everyone’s hard work.”

 

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Further information from Mairead Ritchie on 0121 212 6012 or press@childliverdisease.org.