OWNER of Salon 30 unisex salon, Rebecca Williams, 41, from Burscough, has always done her bit for charity.
She has been running her salon in Ormskirk single-handedly for eight years and has developed it into a popular and successful business.
In June this year, Rebecca was one of the 15 daredevil fundraisers to sky-dive for Burscough boy Alfie Lund.
Five-year-old Alfie is one of only 200 people suffering from the rare MECP2 duplication syndrome, a chromosome abnormality, which dramatically reduces life expectancy and means that Alfie will never walk or talk.
Recently Rebecca has decided to open her salon to clients on the last Monday of each month for the sole benefit of local charities, with all the earnings and donations going to a different nominated charity.
The first charity raising event was held on Monday, August 26. The day was a great success and Rebecca was fully-booked, raising over £160 for Myasthenia Gravis Association, an auto-immune disease that affects the nerves and muscles in approximately 20 per 100,000 people.
Kim Anderton, who contacted the Advertiser about Rebecca's generosity, said: “Rebecca is such a brilliant friend to me.
“I suffer myself from Myasthenia Gravis and Rebecca has been really there for me these past seven years, even when the condition has been really bad.
“Her generosity to her friends and to the local charities she continually supports deserves to be noticed.”
In the up-coming months, Rebecca aims to donate to numerous local charities, including One Voice – a support group for parents with children who suffer from autism which was set up by one of her clients.
The Grove Activity Programme and Community Association in Burscough, and Freshfields Animal Rescue Centre are also to benefit from the monday opening hours.
For more information, contact the salon on 01704897312