On Saturday the 14th of April the women of North Cork congregated at L&A Hair and Beauty, Castletownroche, for a fundraising event in aid of Marymount Hospice. The event titled ‘Pamper In Your Pyjamas’ saw women arrive for their hair and beauty treatments in their best pyjamas and slippers.

The event gained momentum with many local businesses and individuals donating spot prizes which were raffled on the day for the well-deserved charity. In the lead up to the event L&A announced they would also be donating 20% of the takings for treatments on the day to Marymount also.

Speaking at the event, co-owner of the salon, Áine Browne said “we are so lucky to have such a great clientele and even more fortunate to have a strong team of beauticians and hair stylists. We wanted to give something back to Marymount and my Mam (Lorena Lynch Barry) and I decided to hold this fundraiser. Sure, who wouldn’t like to get pampered in the comfort of their pyjamas!” Áine added “there has been such a buzz in the salon today. Everyone including the staff made a huge effort to come along in their pyjamas. Locals who had no treatments booked popped in with cakes or even to just donate money to Marymount”.

In total the salon raised over €1k for Marymount and the amount is increasing with donations still coming in. There has been huge activity on the L&A Hair and Beauty Facebook page with photos from the event going up and winners announced from the raffle. “I also had the privilege on the day to judge the ‘best slippers competition’ which was a first for me!” Áine said with a big smile. My mother Lorena and I, would like to thank everyone who made the event such a success. We would love to thank everyone individually but there are so many the list would be huge.