SALON staff who cut clothes instead of hair to bare all for a charity calendar have handed over thousands of pounds to a women’s refuge.
Workers at Daccs Hair and Beauty, in Emmerston Terrace, Washington, decided to strip off to help out domestic violence organisation Wearside Women in Need (WWIN).
And the idea proved a successful one, bring in £2,500 for the charity, which has now been passed on to director Clare Phillipson.
Diane Irwin, who runs the salon alongside husband Chris, told the Echo: “It’s our 25th birthday this year and we wanted to do something special to mark it. “We had a team meeting and the staff suggested that we do it for Wearside Women in Need as they are a local charity who’ve been around for the same length of time as us, so we thought it was fitting that we did it for them.
“We did a good job of covering our modesties, but it was all good fun and we had a real laugh.”
The calendars have proved so popular that more had to be printed, meaning a bigger cash boost for WWIN.
“We were absolutely delighted at the amount of money we’ve been able to raise,” added Diane.
“We sold so many that we had to get quite a few more printed.
“The response from our clients was fantastic and they were all bought straightaway.
“When Clare came to see us and collect the money she was totally overwhelmed by how much we’d raised.”