Poignant charity calendar supports West Suffolk Hospital’s Macmillan Unit

Stephen John salon presents cheque to Macmillan Unit ANL-160218-110049001

Stephen John salon presents cheque to Macmillan Unit ANL-160218-110049001

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A salon owner has created a poignant calendar, which helped raise more than £6,550 for West Suffolk Hospital’s Macmillan Unit .

Steve Trowles, owner of the Stephen John Salon on Moreton Hall, teamed up with businesswoman Michele Bailey on the unique calendar featuring cancer patients and the hospital staff who treated them. They also organised a Christmas charity ball.

Models can be seen standing strong in the face of cancer, posing for photographs alongside Bury landmarks such as the Abbey gate, Abbey gardens and arc shopping centre.

Sue Smith, fund-raising manager at the West Suffolk Hospital charity said: “I would like to thank Steve Trowles, his team and our wonderful models who are a genuine inspiration.”

As part of the calendar, shot for free by Neil Baxter Photography, all models were treated to a makeover and new wig donated by Stephen John.

The salon has worked closely with cancer patients suffering hair loss.

Mr Trowles said: “Working with the Macmillan Unit to support women going through hair loss - and helping them feel confident and beautiful - is something I find incredibly rewarding and humbling.

“Losing your hair can be traumatic and overwhelming but I hope I can make it slightly less daunting by offering support and advice and by turning a new hair fitting into a positive experience.”

Remaining copies of the calendar are being sold at the reduced price of £5.

Contact Stephen John on 01284 872531 or visit the salon.