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Athersley Salon Exceeds Its Fundraising Target

Friday April 19 2013


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A BEAUTY salon in Athersley raised £1,800 for a young man with terminal brain cancer - from just one charity night.

Rotherham Road-based La Rouge held a fun night to support Barnsley lad Ben Gillott, 24, who has been given about a year to live.

Ben's story featured in the Barnsley Chronicle in March and the salon hoped to raise £1,000 for him - but well and truly topped its target.

The fundraising is to pay for Ben's care and also take him and his fiancée on a dream trip to Las Vegas in June.

Amy Stoyles, of La Rouge, said Ben's story had deeply touched her, particularly as Ben's cousin Kate Bray is a client.

Amy's business partner, Diane Mitchell, has also been fighting breast cancer. "We recently lost a friend to breast cancer as well," said Amy.

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