Alnwick salon raises more £2,000 to help Australian wildlife affected by bushfires

An Alnwick woman was so moved at the plight of Australian wildlife in the bushfires that she organised a fund-raiser.

Saturday, 7th March 2020, 8:00 am
Updated Saturday, 7th March 2020, 8:00 am
A fund-raiser at Bex Boutique in Alnwick raised over £2,000 for an Australian charity supporting wildlife affected by bushfires. Pictured, left to right, are Becca Allan, Yasmin Morris, Ella Potts and Sasha Angus.
A fund-raiser at Bex Boutique in Alnwick raised over £2,000 for an Australian charity supporting wildlife affected by bushfires. Pictured, left to right, are Becca Allan, Yasmin Morris, Ella Potts and Sasha Angus.

Becca Allan, who owns Bex Boutique on Bailiffgate, held a charity event in the salon on Sunday and raised £2,060.

“We’re really pleased, “ said Becca. “It’s a fantastic total, way more than we could have dreamed of.”

Becca and her team did 12 hours back-to-back hair treatments, blowdrys and gel nails with all proceeds going to WIRES wildlife rescue fund.

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A raffle with more than 30 prizes from local businesses and clients swelled funds, while Becca donated a hamper.

“When I saw all the coverage of the devastating bushfires it affected me,” said Becca.

“I wanted to do something and realised it would have a much bigger impact if I used the business as a platform and got everyone to provide a helping hand.”