It's a beautiful day for cancer charity
A massage, a body wrap or even having your nails painted pink -- this was a charity event with a difference. The staff of a beauty salon and day spa in Sandycove, Co Dublin, donated their wages for the day, and 40 per cent of all takings on treatments were given to Action Breast Cancer.
And the community of Glasthule have continued to rally round Nuala Woulfe's Beauty Salon and Serenity Spa to raise even more funds for the worthy cause.
"My 25 employees and I had a brain-storming event and we decided we would like to do a day for charity. We decided to do it for Action Breast Cancer last Friday with predominantly female staff working for me," said Nuala Woulfe, the owner of the beauty salon and day spa.
Among those donating their salary was the spa's cleaner, who rang Nuala to say she wanted to give her salary for the day to the cause.
That kind of generosity was matched by customers, according to Nuala. "I am so impressed with the immense kindness from people with bookings out the door for the day," she said.
In the interest of raising as much money as possible, a draw for fantastic spot prizes has been delayed until Monday, November 8.
Spot prizes were thrown into the mix to encourage people to come, but Nuala was shocked at how quickly local businesses donated beautiful prizes.
"At the moment we have around €4,500 worth of spot prizes, all from a week's work. I had a lady in with me yesterday who is donating a painting of Sandycove and a jeweller giving a fresh water pearl bracelet and necklace.
"Every day I am gathering more and more people who want to give. The raffle was suppose to be yesterday but we decided to put it off for a week and we may even put it off for two weeks now as our mission is to try and raise €8,000-€10,000 and sell more raffle tickets," she said
"People love being part of something that is upbeat. Even seeing the therapists all dolled up in pink for breast cancer action is making people feel good and want to do donate something. I have virtually had no one who said they can't afford it" she added.