A FRISKY French can-can dance routine helped big-hearted salon staff raise almost £500 for vulnerable youngsters.
The Moulin Rouge-style knees-up was one of the highlights of a packed programme of fun events at Gozo Men in St George’s Crescent at Eagles Meadow shopping centre, Wrexham.
It was arranged to support the Idwal Family Centre, based on the Plas Madoc estate, which provides a wide range of help and support for children and young people from birth aged up to 18.
The routine, staged at the end of an action-packed seven hours of fundraising activities, saw the salon’s team of stylists and beauticians dressed in naughty but nice can-can frocks complete with frilly petticoats, stockings and garters.
Salon owner Sharon Hughes, who masterminded the whole day, said: “The lads in particular really loved it and asked us if we could do it every week from now on.
“Apart from myself, the girls taking part in the dance routine were my two daughters, Katie Hughes, who is our style director, and Chloe Sudlow, who works here as an assistant at weekends, along with stylists Tara Davies and Hazel Rogers.
“We practised the routine in our less busy moments, so I think we gave a pretty polished performance on the day.”
Former nurse Sharon and her staff pride themselves on backing good causes and they pulled out all the stops to help the Idwal Centre.
Sharon said: “Among the many things they do is take the youngsters away on outings to give them a change of scene and my team and myself thought this was particularly worthwhile.”
Other highlights of the day included a DJ, face-painting, a cake sale and an auction.