Frankie and Karen Shelley, from Rococco Hair and Beauty Salon in Ipswich’s Felixstowe Road, recently organised a fabulous and fun-filled ‘Charity Fashion Show and Ladies Lunch’ with COES, at Aurora Bar and Restaurant overlooking the stunning Neptune Quay – the ideal setting for any glamorous event.
The fashion-forward pair managed to raise £2, 500 for the local charity Macmillan Woolverstone Wish. All proceeds will go towards the build of the new Cancer Treatment Centre at Ipswich Hospital.
Frankie Shelley, set up organisation the ‘Ladies Who Care’ back in 2012 with a group of family friends. Since then, Frankie has organised two charity balls and the recent fashion show, raising a total of £35,000.
‘The Woolverstone Wish is a charity very close to my heart. My daddy received both his radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatment (for throat cancer) in the old Woolverstone Ward, so I saw for myself the cramped conditions in which people were receiving their treatment.
We’re still waiting for his all clear, so I think it’s really important to try and raise awareness, and get people and local businesses involved to raise as much money as possible, as the new cancer centre will completely transform the way in which patients receive their treatment.’
(Above from left to right: Male models – Tom Carraccio-Hewitt, Ollie Lewis, John Webb and Will Keeble)
(Above: Organisers – Frankie Shelley, Fiona Coe and Karen Shelley)